Northwoods Bear Lake

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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Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby robbobus » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:58 pm

On sale Wednesday 4 eastern
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby robbobus » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 pm

This is called Kudo bone.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:12 pm

Kudu is a large antelope species in Africa. I'm sure they have strong dense bones.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby FarSide » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:40 pm

With end caps & wharncliffe blade; those are going to be nice. Most likely a 500 piece SFO.
Wonder what the other covers will be besides Red & Black(?) Micarta, and Kudo.

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:30 am

The Northwoods Archive page at KSF does not show the "Bear Lake" released about 2 ? years ago. I think it was made by Queen and has a spearpoint blade ? Or am i getting this mixed up with some other Northwoods knife ?
I am not at home or i would get out my Northwoods to refresh my memory.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby FarSide » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:40 am

kootenay joe wrote:The Northwoods Archive page at KSF does not show the "Bear Lake" released about 2 ? years ago. I think it was made by Queen and has a spearpoint blade ? Or am i getting this mixed up with some other Northwoods knife ?
I am not at home or i would get out my Northwoods to refresh my memory.
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I’m pretty sure the first Bear Lake was by GEC. It was about two years ago or earlier.

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:48 am

If not the Bear Lake, which of the recent Northwoods was made by Queen ?
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby robbobus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:34 am

The Bear Lake is/was a GEC made knife on a (so far) unique to Northwoods sleeveboard pattern. The last Queen made were the Indian River Jacks in 2014 I believe. I really like the Bear Lake, in this version it should be 85% of a Fremont.

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:42 am

The Indian River Jack in the past was made by Queen.

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:51 am

I know the IRJ was made by Queen and my memory must be playing tricks because i recall the Bear Lake jack as also being Queen made. However the 'experts' here disagree and i accept their opinion.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby FarSide » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:56 pm

I can say for certain that any Northwoods with the rustic Northwoods stamped blade was made by GEC. It gets confusing when you go back to the early days when Derrick just started Northwoods. However, I will say I miss the variety of covers & blade finishes we used to see.

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:12 pm

Can someone post a picture of the original Northwoods Bear Lake ? It has a spear point like blade but i cannot recall if "Northwoods" is stamped along blade flat.
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Edit to add: i just found a picture of the original Bear Lake posted by me in the GEC forum: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=23223&p=547637&hilit=Bear+Lake#p547637

I don't know why i recalled this as being a Queen made knife, but as everyone here says it is a GEC made knife. What is the frame # ? 3 9/16" sleeveboard is what it is.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby Cletus Awreetus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:23 pm

from the internets...
and while we're at it, a Kudu..
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby FarSide » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:24 pm

From KSF

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby FarSide » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:25 pm

Cletus Awreetus wrote:from the internets...

Wow, same time & same pic. :D


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