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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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Man, was that ever FRUSTRATING.
I put a giraffe #12 into my cart, got to PP but knife is already sold. Went back to KSF, put a different giraffe bone into my cart, got to PP and then i see i am paying for 2 knives. The one that sold before i could pay is still in my cart. Then back to KSF and there is no "View Cart" tab so i cannot remove the sold knife. After skipping all over KSF i finally get a "view cart" and i deleted the sold one; then back to PP but in the end my second choice is now also sold. Back to KSF, nothing left. But my cart still shows the sold second knife.
KSF's website screwed me over by not automatically deleting a sold knife from my cart.
What a STUPID way to buy a knife.
I quit on Northwoods. They are not what they used to be anyway.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Doc B » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:28 pm

Ahhhh, dang...had my alarm set for central time. ::facepalm::
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by gsmith7158 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:37 pm

Finally connected on my third choice. Not a great one but I guess I'll take it. :D
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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:40 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Man, was that ever FRUSTRATING.
I put a giraffe #12 into my cart, got to PP but knife is already sold. Went back to KSF, put a different giraffe bone into my cart, got to PP and then i see i am paying for 2 knives. The one that sold before i could pay is still in my cart. Then back to KSF and there is no "View Cart" tab so i cannot remove the sold knife. After skipping all over KSF i finally get a "view cart" and i deleted the sold one; then back to PP but in the end my second choice is now also sold. Back to KSF, nothing left. But my cart still shows the sold second knife.
KSF's website screwed me over by not automatically deleting a sold knife from my cart.
What a STUPID way to buy a knife.
I quit on Northwoods. They are not what they used to be anyway.
kj
I had the exact same problem, just what you described. If I could make a suggestion to them it would be to let you purchase the knife in your cart, if you don’t pay within a certain time, then return it to inventory. What they do with this is frustrating.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by gsmith7158 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:49 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Man, was that ever FRUSTRATING.
I put a giraffe #12 into my cart, got to PP but knife is already sold. Went back to KSF, put a different giraffe bone into my cart, got to PP and then i see i am paying for 2 knives. The one that sold before i could pay is still in my cart. Then back to KSF and there is no "View Cart" tab so i cannot remove the sold knife. After skipping all over KSF i finally get a "view cart" and i deleted the sold one; then back to PP but in the end my second choice is now also sold. Back to KSF, nothing left. But my cart still shows the sold second knife.
KSF's website screwed me over by not automatically deleting a sold knife from my cart.
What a STUPID way to buy a knife.
I quit on Northwoods. They are not what they used to be anyway.
kj
Roland I discovered that on a previous drop. If you don't empty your cart after an unsuccessful attempt it will negate any later attempts. The fact that a knife that has already been sold remains in your cart is stupid.. ::shrug::
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:51 pm

Quote: "If I could make a suggestion to them it would be to let you purchase the knife in your cart, if you don’t pay within a certain time, then return it to inventory."
I emailed that suggestion to KSF about 2 months ago. Reply was: whomever gets through paying for it first gets the knife.
I suggested they give you 5 minutes to get through the checkout because for some of us in the mountain boonies, checkout can take 3-4 minutes.
The current system gives an advantage to those who have the fastest connection and also live close to KSF computer because even 1 millionth of a second counts if you have to be the one and only 'first'.
I see KSF as composed of honest people trying to be fair. From Charles' reply (KSF) i think he does not realize how great the effect of computer/internet speed is for their popular knife releases.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:56 pm

Quoting another esteemed member: "The fact that a knife that has already been sold remains in your cart is stupid."
I just sent KSF an email saying the same but without the "stupid" even though the word is accurately used here.
As each knife has an ID number like "giraffe bone 47", surely the software could delete it from all carts as soon as it gets paid for ?
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:27 am

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I tried for 14 minutes to buy a Northwoods knife . There were collectors and EVILBAY SELLERs buying 2 & 3 KNIVES. I contacted FB KnivesShipFree and showed my behind. I went straight to TSA Knives and I made a NOS purchase. I a bought Northfield #48 pickle green single blade and a limited Estwing AXE. Then I contacted KnivesShipFree and rubbed it in their noses. They are not the only GEC dealers !

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Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:30 am

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My new Estwing AXE from TSA Knives !

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Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 am

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I have been looking at this Northfield #48 pickle green single blade for over a month, now. I own an antique amber & the rarest blueberry jigged bone #48s. The Three #48 knives will look cute together ! I bought the last NOS #48 GEC knife on the web. TSA rocks ! I won a $120 Trestle Pine knife , last year.

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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:15 am

I remember those Estwing hatchets from when i was a boy in the 1950's. They were the best you could get at the time.
Your 48 looks good in green.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:21 pm

Great news for those who missed out on the Coolidge Jack. GEC is making a Natural Oily Creek Bone #93 Tidioute Ram's Foot knife. I feel much better now !
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:36 pm

These arrived today. Kudu bone and black Micarta.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:40 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:These arrived today. Kudu bone and black Micarta.
Very nice Mark! The blades appear to be a bit wider than the clips on the Hawthorne jack . Good snag. ::tu::
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:46 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:
Sharpnshinyknives wrote:These arrived today. Kudu bone and black Micarta.
Very nice Mark! The blades appear to be a bit wider than the clips on the Hawthorne jack . Good snag. ::tu::

Thanks Greg, that would account for the stronger pull. I didn’t think about the blade being larger.
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