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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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby sunknife » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:09 am

Outstanding pair of knives Ivoryman. I agree with KJ on the stag one, absolutely gorgeous looking handles.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby Ivoryman » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:45 pm

Thanks Sunknife, appreciate it.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby TravisB » Fri May 24, 2019 5:46 am

The Bear lake has become my favourite slip joint over all others, not sure if that will change in the future ::hmm::

Here's one in stag ::tu::

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri May 24, 2019 12:19 pm

Very nice Travis! That is indeed a great pattern. ::nod::
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 24, 2019 12:30 pm

Beautiful knife Travis.
I would like to see this pattern with a spear point blade. GEC has made too many knives with a Wharncliffe blade.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby Ivoryman » Fri May 24, 2019 2:50 pm

Good looking piece Travis B. Nice stag on that one.
Never enough Wharncliffes to go around. Try to find one for what they were retail. Good luck. Demand far exceeds supply. They did make a Bear Lake in spear, some must have been asleep and missed it.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby FarSide » Fri May 24, 2019 4:07 pm

That's some nice stag on those Bear Lake's. I think it is the perfect size.

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby Ivoryman » Fri May 24, 2019 5:21 pm

One more. Thanks Farside. Great size, and could be mistaken, but seems like it's not any of the regular patterns GEC does, I can't name the pattern #, can anyone else? Wish GEC did one of these under their own name like they do many patterns.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby Quick Steel » Fri May 24, 2019 5:43 pm

I find the tapered handle creates an exceptionally attractive configuration. For some reason it looks different to me than a standard sleeve board.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 24, 2019 6:31 pm

Oops, there is a spear point Bear Lake. Right on !
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby FarSide » Fri May 24, 2019 6:43 pm

I call them Mini Fremont's :)

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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Ivoryman wrote:One more. Thanks Farside. Great size, and could be mistaken, but seems like it's not any of the regular patterns GEC does, I can't name the pattern #, can anyone else? Wish GEC did one of these under their own name like they do many patterns.

Iman is that last one covered in mammoth? If so I'm jealous. ::tu:: I Guess I better show mine off. Giraffe, Kudu and stag.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby Quick Steel » Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 pm

Virtually all the knives being shown are #12s on a scale of 1 to 10. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby Ivoryman » Fri May 24, 2019 11:33 pm

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Iman is that last one covered in mammoth? If so I'm jealous. ::tu:: I Guess I better show mine off. Giraffe, Kudu and stag.[/quote]

You got it, and man you have a beautiful group of them yourself. I must say this thread has my attention more than any other today, not even close. Great shows all, I love seeing the different ones. Keep 'em rolling.
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Re: Northwoods Bear Lake

Postby kootenay joe » Sat May 25, 2019 1:30 am

Iman so yours are, from the top: stag, giraffe & mammoth ?
I think the mammoth is rare for this pattern. Wish GEC would do this one again and use mammoth. Why not ?
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