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 joeradza » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:54 pm

Coolidge in jigged cherrywood and kudu bone has arrived.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Cletus Awreetus » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:03 pm

I like em.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by RalphAlsip » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:31 am

Based on the number of Coolidge knives currently for resale so soon after they were released, it would seem that folks received them and then don’t like them for some reason and have decided not to add them to their collection. I’m not a fan of the toothpick pattern so I didn’t participate in the direct sale from KnivesShipFree and won’t be participating in the resale market.

For those considering buying a Coolidge in the secondary market, here are the approximate initial selling prices from KnivesShipFree.

Micarta: $130
Brazilian cherry: $140
Giraffe: $190
Kudu: $200

If I have made a mistake in the information provided, I would be extremely grateful for corrections to be posted.

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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by robbobus » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:17 pm

RalphAlsip wrote:Based on the number of Coolidge knives currently for resale so soon after they were released, it would seem that folks received them and then don’t like them for some reason and have decided not to add them to their collection. I’m not a fan of the toothpick pattern so I didn’t participate in the direct sale from KnivesShipFree and won’t be participating in the resale market.

For those considering buying a Coolidge in the secondary market, here are the approximate initial selling prices from KnivesShipFree.

Micarta: $130
Brazilian cherry: $140
Giraffe: $190
Kudu: $200

If I have made a mistake in the information provided, I would be extremely grateful for corrections to be posted.

Some have purchased these knives and changed their mind. Most collectors who have been selling have charged their purchase price or a break-even after selling price.

Buy I would mostly disagree with the reason most are selling, ahem flipping. On eBay, there are 29 for sale, 12 have sold. That represents a little under 10% of the total sold. Most are charging a premium. Many sellers have multiple for sale. They purchased just to resell at a profit with no intention of keeping. And bought as many as possible. I find it funny that folks pay the inflated prices. If I miss a drop, I miss a drop. If I want an oldvqer knife, I pay the higher price or trade. I also sell my older knives for market value . RBut scalper prices on new "must have for pics knives?" Too busy making an honest living, respecting the work I do for the money I earn. With me, same thing goes for other collectors. I won't buy things just to flip them for your hard earned money. It's beneath me. Buy again, if I didn't have work, needed money to feed my family or some such reason, flip away I would. But I don't expect other collectors to subsidize my collecting, may be a pride thing. Character defect I guess.

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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by gsmith7158 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:58 pm

Got my Giraffe Coolidge Jack.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Cletus Awreetus » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:02 pm

anyone here with a paid membership who wanted a Coolidge Jack but for whatever reason was unable to score one *for themselves*; can purchase my giraffe bone edition (pictured above) for exactly what I've got in it plus shipping. p.m./email me.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by robbobus » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:59 am

Very nice offer right there. They're nice knives for sure. Here's mine with a 48, Fremont and the cat.
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Re: Northwoods Coolidge Jack

Post by Cletus Awreetus » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:49 pm

don't know why this drop didn't get more respect. I was never a fan of the toothpick but this NW is a real dandy and GEC's giraffe bone is always top notch. I've still got the kudo but this one....

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