The scagel style northwoods are my favorite . I feel like the arrowhead shield is better suited in a rustic form. Premium handle GEC's with heat scale doesnt quite match the shield in my opinion . I would of bought some of the recent runs if the shields were different or absent. The Gec made fruitport is my favorite Bonn made northwood . Did gec cut the hole nick or was that out sourced like the blade grind? Also want to mention that I'm just pointing out my preferences. Im not trying criticizing Derrick's business . His customer service has been very good and I look forward to future purchases .