CNJ Audio Interview Series- Tom Arrowsmith of W R Case Part II

One of the privileges of hosting the CNJ Audio Interview Series is my being able to have one-on-one candid conversations with many of the most successful individuals in the Knife Industry.

Recently, I spoke with Mr. Tom Arrowsmith, the President of the W R Case & Sons Cutlery Company of Bradford, Pennsylvania. He was gracious enough to grant me the time necessary to answer my questions, the result of which is this two part interview.

If you missed Part I, catch it first, as it sets the stage for the questions addressed in Part II.


In Part II, we discuss many topics, including the reason for and success of the Case Collector Appreciation Weekend, the economy and knife sales, government regulation, challenges presented by off-shore knife manufacturers, Case’s marketing efforts and Web presence, and the results of Case’s Made in America campaign. 

Case fans you will find these interviews a rare treat- being able to have an open forum with the president of Case. If you are not a Case collector, his insights on the Knife Industry and the challenges facing American companies are very interesting. 

The buffering time of the show varies depending on your connection speed. Typically it takes around 10 seconds before it begins, so please be patient as it loads.″

Published in: on October 10, 2008 at 7:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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Knife Collecting and Sweet Home Alabama

You probably know by now, I jump at any chance to spend time enjoying our knife collecting hobby. 

This past Saturday morning, October 4th, I had the chance to attend one of Case’s President’s Tour Events. With the demands on the home front and my real job, I don’t often have the opportunity to go to knife shows or events, but with this one being about 80 miles from my hometown down here in sweet home Alabama, I worked it out to go.

The Case event was held in Parrish, a small town 30 minutes NW of Birmingham, Alabama. Shelby (my mustang) and I arrived about 9:20 and I was not surprised to find a line of collectors stretching out into the parking lot.


Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 6:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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