Northwoods Coolidge Jack

The Northwoods Knife brand name originated in Gladstone, Michigan when a man named Dave Shirley adopted it as his knife company's name in 2004. Dave was well known for collaborating with popular knife companies to have knives made to his specifications for resale well before 2004 & beyond. KnivesShipFree bought Northwoods from Dave & has continued to team up with respected makers to produce knives marked with the Northwoods brand name.
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Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:12 pm

KSF has sent out a message saying that on Thursday a new Northwoods will be released, the "Coolidge". It is a GEC #12 pattern with jigged bone handles and what looks to be a saber ground clip blade. The only picture shown is of knife closed.
The jigged bone is attractive but there is no significant difference between this Northwoods knife and a GEC Northfield version of the #12 pattern. Same frame, same blade, same steel.
I would like to hear the comments/opinions of other forum members on this newest Northwoods knife.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby Doc B » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:16 pm

I'd say the blade is different...long pull and different shape. Looks pretty nice.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:31 pm

Well I must say it does pique my interest a bit. At 4 inches closed it will be a fairly substantial knife. It also has the Northwoods clip blade with a long pull. I'm not sure we have seen that before. Now if we get some decent handles this may be a tough ticket to pull in. ::nod::
Edit: I'm incorrect the Hawthorne jack had a long pull clip.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:29 am

I thought the Northfield #12 with stag handles had a saber clip blade but i just looked on line and can only find flat grind examples. I have not being paying much attention to this #12 since i received my aqua camel bone one which i very much like.
Is this Northwoods then the first of the #12's to have a saber clip blade ?
Does anyone know if there are any #12 SFO's coming with a saber clip ?
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:34 pm

This pic is on the website today. No other handle material mentioned yet.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:30 pm

Greg are you thinking the "Coolidge" will be offered with other handle materials ?
In the past, Northwoods have come with 3 or 4 handle types but all were released at the same time.
Could this be a 'one handle only' Northwoods pattern ?
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:02 pm

5 handle materials mentioned today, two Micarta, giraffe bone, cherry wood and Kudu bone. It’s going to be ugly scrambling for these. Good thing we aren’t all standing in line outside of a store or we might trample one another.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby Railsplitter » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:08 pm

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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:39 am

I am at my 'bush' place with internet speed of slow dial up, every mouse click is a minute or longer wait. I don't stand a chance, not even for the ugliest of the bunch, you know, the one that sells last.
If anyone wants to score a mammoth for me, i'll pay you back more than you spent :mrgreen:
Part of the reason these sell out is the rush you get from trying to score in the scramble,and, this encourages people to 'play'. This is separate from wanting or getting the knife. So you play, get the rush and get a knife which is 100% good deal because if you decide you don't like it, you can sell it for more.
I cannot see any downside.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:09 am

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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:54 am

kootenay joe wrote:I am at my 'bush' place with internet speed of slow dial up, every mouse click is a minute or longer wait. I don't stand a chance, not even for the ugliest of the bunch, you know, the one that sells last.
If anyone wants to score a mammoth for me, i'll pay you back more than you spent :mrgreen:
Part of the reason these sell out is the rush you get from trying to score in the scramble,and, this encourages people to 'play'. This is separate from wanting or getting the knife. So you play, get the rush and get a knife which is 100% good deal because if you decide you don't like it, you can sell it for more.
I cannot see any downside.
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Did you mean Giraffe bone? I didn’t see any mammoth on the list.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:14 pm

Mark, thank you. I had thought the picture showed a mammoth but it is giraffe bone. I have 2 giraffes and both are as fine as the best of mammoths. Not all giraffe bone is this good, there is a range, but most are really quite attractive.
If you want to score a giraffe for me that would be great. But you probably want to get one for yourself and buyers are allowed only 1 of each handle type.
I think the saber grind and swage make this a much better looking knife that those with a full flat grind (FFG).
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:26 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Mark, thank you. I had thought the picture showed a mammoth but it is giraffe bone. I have 2 giraffes and both are as fine as the best of mammoths. Not all giraffe bone is this good, there is a range, but most are really quite attractive.
If you want to score a giraffe for me that would be great. But you probably want to get one for yourself and buyers are allowed only 1 of each handle type.
I think the saber grind and swage make this a much better looking knife that those with a full flat grind (FFG).
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I just went back and read the details, it says one knife per handle material, so a person could end up with more than one knife. The Giraffe bone is the one that caught my eye, the color on it is magnificent. I’m guessing it will sellout first. I wonder if you try to put two items in your cart, if you are risking one of them selling out while you are piddling with the second item? I’ve gone to check out and found the item not in the cart anymore. I need to strategize.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:13 pm

That went better than last time. Glad they have improved their system. Still a few frustrations but not bad.
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