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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by SadSappySucker, Feb 20, 2017.
Those are some great photos. My sawcut is coming tomorrow and now I am even more excited.
Thanks! I think it's awesome. But also, I'm generally impressed by this and other recent Northwoods runs. Really fantastic cover options, and the unique mammoth and giraffe ones seem to all have well matched covers. They're making good choices and GEC is delivering for them.
I agree. It’s interesting how different the covers are. Mine are a deep gold caramel color, others look very stag like, some look like oily creek bone, and others are unmistakably mammoth bark. Great diversity for a run of just 70 odd pieces
Beautiful photos! I was lucky enough to pick up one of the same and I like everything about it. I flushed it out last night with Rem Oil and I think it was the cleanest GEC I've seen. Almost none of the normal black came out.
I failed to get a knife on the last two KSF Northwoods drops because I tried for a mammoth both times and was sniped and sold out before I could get another cover. It was really hard not to try again on this release, but that red sawcut was a first choice. It showed up today and is AWESOME!
Maybe one day I'll score a mammoth....
If I had to guess (which I do because I don't know any better), that diversity per run is on purpose. Some mammoth handles on this run look a lot like certain mammoth handles from other runs. Giraffe bone as well. I assume they are providing bits of many larger pieces for each run rather than pulling from a single large piece per run. So we get diversity within the run rather than having a bunch of the signal jacks be caramel and a bunch of the heritage jacks being blue-ish, or whatever. Pure speculation. But if that is what they are doing, I appreciate it. This would also imply they sit on a rather large inventory.
Finally got to look over the haul from last week. I really like the color variation of the giraffe.
Mine showed up last night (perfect timing to tell my wife it’s a birthday present to myself). I thought I wasn’t going to like the color but I absolutely love the knife and scales. The walk and talk is the best out of any Northwoods I have ever handled. It snaps open and closed. I think the 86 is the perfect size for pocket carry. Well done GEC & Northwoods, I am sure Derrick would be proud.
For all the NW minds on here, is it fairly standard practice for a release to contain such a small number of mammoth ivory? This was only 81 pieces compared to 131 of giraffe bone. Has that happened on past releases too?
Also, i've noticed the difference in blade on mine vs. other GEC knives. The blade almost looks milled, with vertical lines all along - quite different than others from GEC. Do all NW have different blades out of the GEC factory like this, and why is that?
since we’re posting pics
So nice! Congrats on that one!
It turns out there's a lot of history behind the Northwoods Heritage Jack. This is what I like about traditionals! Thanks to Jay for cluing me in to this back story.
GEC has had and used a CNC for a year or so now. I suspect the lines, which I also noticed, are due to a difference in finishing on these than the highly polished Northfields etc.
My #93 Waynorth Lambfoot has the same lines, and I think some other recent knives.
Love this one. Very underappreciated knife in my collection!
First time Northwoods owner here. Snagged a mammoth Heritage and it’s incredible. I’m scared to actually use it, but it’s such an amazing knife I’d love it to be a user and for my kids to have it one day as an heirloom. On the flip side it’s gorgeous but I’m not a collector, so I’d feel bad with it just gathering dust or being looked at! Anyone else struggle with putting a great NW into use?