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Quick Steel wrote:Is the darkness of the blade due to some kind of coating or just a lack of light. I have no info for you but it is a very good looking knife. I've always liked willow leaf blades tho I've only had a couple.
philco wrote:It's hard to be sure looking at the knife from my vantage point, but I have to wonder if the handle might be some type of micarta rather than wood. If you have a good magnifying glass or loupe, take a close look and see if there is any indication of woven fabric design in the handle surface. I don't know enough about the knife to comment further except to say it looks like it would be an excellent hunting knife.
kootenay joe wrote:Nice knife. I have, or had, at least 2 of the D.S. Northwoods fixed blades. Excellent knives, just as good as the current Bark River knives. Mike Stewart might even have made your knife.
I have seen the early Northwoods with Micarta but never with a blonde wood. Micarta can show a grain much like wood. I have been fooled in the past, thinking 'gotta be wood' but it actually was an ivory Micarta.
"Value" is a reasonable question and AAPK is a most reasonable association of fine folk.
Knife & sheath are as good as a BRK knife and the new prices for this size start about $220.
But if you are selling it, value is what someone will pay you which here would be $150 or a bit less.
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