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Let's talk Northwoods

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by SadSappySucker, Feb 20, 2017.

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  1. waverave

    waverave Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I do like the Toothpick and that big ol' clip blade is inviting...but looks like another sabre grind. I knew early on that I had to pick my battles when collecting and chose not to fight the NW battle :) Anxious to see what other materials will be offered though. Good luck to those on the front-line!
     
  2. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I like the angular blade paired with the curved handle - looks cool.
     
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  3. dispatch184

    dispatch184 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    Liking that jigged wood though...
     
  4. waverave

    waverave Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Here is the lineup...
    • OD Green Canvas Micarta
    • Black Linen Micarta
    • Giraffe Bone
    • Jigged Brazilian Cherrywood
    • Kudu Bone
    NW_toothpick3.jpg
     
  5. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    745
    Dec 19, 2014
    Looks like GEC did their usual excellent work on these, but KSF's infatuation with saber grinds (along with the NW markup) is going to keep me away again.
     
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  6. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    I was hoping for a 93 Northwoods. Looks almost certain not to happen since they ran a Northwoods 12. Oh well, good timing for me. Save up some funds for Sebenza 31.
     
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  7. Nature Boy

    Nature Boy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    Ugh, Jigged wood?? I would have been excited about Jigged Bone, or smooth wood. Haven’t been impressed by Northwoods choice of handle materials in a while.
     
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  8. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

    335
    Jan 20, 2017
    Agreed. Northwood's vision since Derrick's untimely passing has been lacking.
     
  9. kaput

    kaput

    546
    Mar 17, 2016
    These look great! GREAT
     
  10. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    448
    Mar 12, 2018
    I held off on the tx toothpick run. But now I’m gunning for my first NW giraffe bone. Hope a lot sit this one out so I can grab one.
     
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  11. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    355
    Jun 12, 2018
    Kind of harsh just because thier choices don't suit you.
     
  12. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    745
    Dec 19, 2014
    He's just stating his opinion and 'lacking' doesn't seem that harsh to me.

    I know I've read much harsher criticisms of both NW knives and other knives on this and other sites.
     
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  13. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    355
    Jun 12, 2018
    Cool, harsh is my opinion. All good. I hope everyone get a knife today that wants one. I also hope they make a little something for everyone in the future, even the harsh and not so harsh critics. ;)
     
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  14. dispatch184

    dispatch184 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    I think the jigged wood looks fantastic with this particular knife, rich and classy. Happy to have just scored one. The bone variations were beautiful as well but the stress of trying for those is almost too much for me as they disappear before your eyes lol. Best of luck to all!
     
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  15. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

    335
    Jan 20, 2017
    Harsh? Hardly.

    But if the truth is "harsh," then so be it. If you're bothered by that, a discussion board probably isn't the right place for you.
     
  16. kaput

    kaput

    546
    Mar 17, 2016
    Damn, that Kudu run this time was straight fire! And it looked sick with the sharp bolsters too.
     
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  17. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    I have to agree about the jigged wood, @dispactch184. On this particular patten, I think traditional cover materials is the way to go. The micarta actually looks a little silly to me, like someone went back in time and tried to put radial tires on a stage coach :D. The jigged wood is the Belle of the Ball, IMO. While intriguing, ultimately the kudu doesn't do anything for me. Jigged bone and woods belong on this pattern. Maybe smooth bone, too. An interesting offering from Northwoods. I think it might be hard to imagine how a knife will look when ordering, before production has even started, so I empathize. But I think this run missed the mark (except for that jigged wood, of course!).
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
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  18. Nebuchadnezzar

    Nebuchadnezzar Platinum Member Platinum Member

    41
    Apr 25, 2008
    They sold out pretty fast for missing the mark.
     
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  19. kaput

    kaput

    546
    Mar 17, 2016
    Oh excuse me sir, hold my beer @MCar

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  20. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    Ah, you may be assuming something about correlation and causation there, though!;)
     
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