Northwoods Signal 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 Signal Jack

Postby wlf » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:16 pm

Roland always undersells himself. I imagine he is on many here’s alert when posting in the for sales. If he could, he would probably would not sell any knives he’s ever owned.
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:17 pm

Sold out in 4 minutes. Somebody likes em. :D
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby Doc B » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:18 pm

Got a red micarta and a cocobolo on the way.
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:25 pm

That was the smoothest I’ve ever seen on these this time. I was able to get 3, Appaloosa bone, Jigged bone and Cocobolo. At 224 on the mammoth ivory, I passed on those. I’m not buying mammoth any more. Won’t be able to sell them someday soon and that warns me off.
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:46 pm

Here's mine! Not the fanciest of the lot but I'll take it. ::super_happy::
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby JohnR » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:25 pm

Nice Greg, I only wanted the mammoth and ended up with a decent one after having a very nice blue one snatched from the cart.
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby FarSide » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:17 pm

Not sure how I ended up with one after losing a little time trying to put the first one in the cart. Even somehow managed to look for one that I liked. It all happened so fast. I think everyone of them where gone in less than 5 minutes. Absolute crazy, but I finally have a Mammoth Nothwoods :D
This pattern certainly has been very popular. Congrats to those who managed to score one.

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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby robbobus » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:27 pm

Kootenay Joe ought to charge more. I have exchanged many PMS and emails over the years, Roland is one of the more well thought out individuals on here. If you pay attention to the wts board, he generally sells at or below cost. He maintains his preference for the Esky, Willamette, Norfolk level of finish with regards to Northwoods knives. Good for him, he is entitled to his opinion. An apology is most definitely in order. This is the friendly knife forum.

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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby FarSide » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:44 pm

A lot of variety in the Mammoth. Something for everyone's taste. Good to see some of those here managed to get one. Probably my last Northwood's. I have a lot of nice knives that need to be used, and not sit in a safe. However contentment is a tough foe that I'm always going up against :)

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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:46 pm

Thanks for your kind words guys. Time to move on.
I was lucky today. Power was out until about 30 minutes ago so i could not even try to participate. Lucky because it saved me from getting frustrated by slow internet speeds (about 60 seconds per mouse click).
Those Mammoths look GREAT ! Congratulations on your dexterity.
And Mark, you passed on the mammoth ! ::uc:: I would have bought it from you and i'm sure there are others here who would also want it. Whatever, it's only a knife, sob, sob ::tear::
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:01 pm

Quote from previous page:
"I took KJ’s post differently. He was being critical of the knife. Saying the new offering is not as unique or desirable as the earlier offerings.

Saying other than the potential to flip it why would you buy this knife? It’s just not that special.

Maybe I read it wrong ?"

Thank you. That is exactly what i was trying to say. Until i read this post i wondered if what i posted did not come out right. But it did, so good, i can stop doubting myself for the next few minutes. Older and live alone means you can be out in left field and no one is there to tell you.
I was also implying that the profit for Northwoods flippers is not what it was a year ago. There are still quite a few Northwoods Coolidge Jacks on ebay. After ebay & PP fees some of these sellers will not make any money. It is mostly the Micarta handled Northwoods that are 'stalling out'.
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:47 am

kootenay joe wrote:Thanks for your kind words guys. Time to move on.
I was lucky today. Power was out until about 30 minutes ago so i could not even try to participate. Lucky because it saved me from getting frustrated by slow internet speeds (about 60 seconds per mouse click).
Those Mammoths look GREAT ! Congratulations on your dexterity.
And Mark, you passed on the mammoth ! ::uc:: I would have bought it from you and i'm sure there are others here who would also want it. Whatever, it's only a knife, sob, sob ::tear::
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I would have bought one just to sell to you at cost, but without knowing, I hated spending 224 I didn’t need to spend. If I can’t flip it here on AAPK, without upsetting some, then it would not be one I want. I think that selling it on EBay is very iffy. eBay threatened to ban me for selling over mammoth ivory. So I’m passing on all ivory and mammoth ivory knives.
Anytime one of these drops, send me a message and tell me and I will get one for you, at cost.
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:12 am

Great offer ! Thank you Mark. I actually wonder if GEC/Northwoods are going to continue to use mammoth. I hope so and more Giraffe as well. The mammoth that was used for this Signal Jack is absolutely first rate. And i see $224 for a mammoth handled GEC made knife to be a very good deal. About 5 years ago it was $239 for a mammoth or ivory Northwoods.
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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby kennedy knives » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:53 am

Love the Northwoods don't like the way KSF handled the sell on the Signal Jacks on my end. Log on miss the Mammoth with in 2 minutes they where gone and Mammoth is all that will come up. No option to buying other Signal Jacks . Did anyone else have this problem ? I no they didn't sell out all the other Signal Jacks in 2 minutes are maybe they did? ::shrug::

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Re: Northwoods Signal Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:30 am

I got through the check out on two different knives and two different transactions before I looked at the mammoth and they were still there. After my third knife purchase they were gone. When I checked out I clicked on the “continue shopping” and it took me back to the Signal Jack page. The mammoth was the first one on top, but if you scrolled down the others were there as well, I bet you just needed to scroll down to find them Gary. I can’t tell you how many times I have done that very thing.
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