Well you haven't been around as many years on AAPK as some of us have. We've seen this before ad naseum and all you have to do is go back through the threads and see for yourself if you wish. What is a knife worth? What's your objective formula for determining it? Can you give an objective answer or only a subjective opinion? But here's a fact. A knife is worth what people are willing to pay. And if you think double or triple what a knife sold for at retail isn't making a huge profit or gouging, then that's your opinion. But I've seen the Northwoods you speak about, and the flipping price, and I've seen what he asks and I've seen the huge profit involved. If you deny this, I can show you some PM's that contradict the premise, and that's a fact, not an opinion. I have it in writing. And there's nothing wrong with that. But to ask why other people buy Northwoods, or why they like them while the person buys them themselves, then sells them for huge profits and then throws shade on Northwoods, the company that gave them that chance, is the height of disingenuousness and hypocrisy. And people who buy Northwoods, then sell for two or three hundred percent profit while they ask why other people buy them, is ridiculous, inconsistent, and less than the truth. It's hypocrisy, and sadly speaking out of both sides of their mouth. You can't have it both ways and be consistent. If you buy Northwoods, you shouldn't question other people who do the same thing. If you dish on Northwoods while buying and selling them for profit is nothing but being a parasite on the Northwoods/knives ship free company and brand. Start your own brand and make a better knife before you dish on Northwoods. Name another knife you can buy and sell for 2-3-400% profit when you did nothing to produce or design or help build the brand or work to that end? Show me another knife, any knife, Benchmade, Chris Reeves, Case Tony Bose, Queen, A.G. Russell, Kershaw, or any Custom.... or any other brand that you can buy and sell for 2-400% profit? Show me another company like Northwoods that has GEC do their knives differently that are more popular than GEC themselves? Northwoods deserves praise and appreciation for what they make available to all their customers when there is nothing else on the market who does knives their way. They made GEC make a better knife than even GEC did on their own. I have many Northwoods that are superior to the GEC pattern they used. Derrick Bohn got GEC to build a different, better knife that are more in demand than GEC's own brand. The price reflects it. RIP Derrick Bohn and long live Northwoods for all they do. And thanks for letting all the flippers make so much profit on your knives after doing nothing themselves and then question the brand and other people who buy them.
"It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid." -No Name, High Plains Drifter