Dave Shirley Northwoods

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: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:01 pm

No. True split backspring whittlers have not been made since about 1870, or thereabouts. As stated above a split backspring whittler is a one spring knife with about 1/2 it's length split to make two 'arms', one for each secondary blade.
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by Lansky1 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:12 pm

I only have 1 Shirley era Northwoods ... a "mini moose" pen knife. One of my fave's - it's 3-1/4" closed with a wharncliffe - super hard snap for a wee knife --->
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by kennedy knives » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:27 am

Lansky1 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:12 pm
I only have 1 Shirley era Northwoods ... a "mini moose" pen knife. One of my fave's - it's 3-1/4" closed with a wharncliffe - super hard snap for a wee knife --->

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I haven't seen that one before nice ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by Ranchy » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:13 pm

English Jack and 4 blade congress
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:05 pm

Very nice Ranchy! ::tu::
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu May 21, 2020 8:28 pm

Got this Marbles MSA designed by Dave Shirley. An English Jack in some really nice looking stag. The run up on these is pretty nice as well. Never really looked that closely at this on any of my Marbles knives. But decided to check and it’s not bad. The half stops on this are pretty impressive too. The centering is spot on as well.
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by kennedy knives » Fri May 22, 2020 12:00 am

I think Dave Shirley was a busy man back in 2000 had Northwoods & Marbles can't bet either one of them . ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by JohnR » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:13 pm

Made a deal yesterday on the first Scagel made for Derrick Bohn. I would think from before he acquired the Northwoods name. I don't know what "convexed by Bark River"means. Very little out there on these and have no idea how many were made but I've never seen another. I was able to find the original KSF webpage but no date,

https://www.knivesshipfree.com/scagel/s ... -river-95/


Will take pictures when knife shows up.
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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by robbobus » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:18 am

Those were Queen made with final sharpening performed by Bark River. Around 2010-2012 as memory serves.

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Re: Dave Shirley Northwoods

Post by JohnR » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:46 pm

It showed up and it's a very well made knife, 3 3/4", the grind on blades by Bark River is very nice, thin, sharp.
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