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.

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Published in: on October 10, 2008 at 7:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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Largest Online Auctioneer of Knives Cuts Over 1000 Jobs

Like it or not, eBay is a major player when it comes to knives. I know, they don’t make knives, or own them, but they do play what has become an important role in brokering/auctioning knives.

In fact, I would go as far to say, eBay transacts more knife sales on any given day than any other single source. Take for example, go search “knife” and 62,950 auctions show up. Search “pocket knife” and you get 10,008 auctions.

Perry Miller, the NKCA President said here on the CNJ Knife Show, “It (eBay) is the largest knife show in the world and it is open 24/7- seven days a week.”

In its early days many folks didn’t like it. Today folks have accepted it and adapted, and most now capitalize on it. (more…)

Published in: on October 8, 2008 at 7:51 am  Leave a Comment  
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CNJ Audio Interview Series- Tom Arrowsmith of W R Case Cutlery Company

CNJ is proud to bring you the Audio Interview Series with key individuals in the knife industry.

Our guest in today’s exclusive interview is Mr. Tom Arrowsmith, the President of the W. R. Case Cutlery Company – America’s manufacturer of premium, hand-crafted knives. In addition, the firm began back around the turn of the last century and is the most historically significant cutlery company.

The interview with Mr. Arrowsmith is going to be aired in two parts. Both of the sessions are chocked full of a behind-the-scenes of the W R Case Cutlery Company. 

You are going to find these one-on-one conversations to be extremely interesting. The topics for today’s show ranges from Tom’s personal background, his early days at Case, a “typical” day for him as president, what he enjoys the most about his position, his vision for the Case company, changes he has seen in the knife industry and how imports have impacted the industry, challenges knife companies face today and factors considered by Case as it decides what new styles and types of knives to make.

 

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.

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Stay-tuned for Part II of this historic interview. 


Published in: on October 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm  Comments (1)  
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Audio Interview Series- Custom Knife Collectors Association’s Kevin Jones

CNJ brings you the first knife show on the web with its Audio Interview Series with key individuals in the knife industry. Our guest in today’s exclusive interview is Mr. Kevin Jones, one of the founders of the Custom Knife Collectors Association.

If you are interested in one-of-a-kind handmade knives then I believe you will find today’s show interesting and informative. The CKCA is an international collector association made up of custom collectors and knifemakers.

In today’s show you will sit in with me as we discuss the CKCA, the programs and benefits it offers to custom collectors, challenges faced to custom knives, resources for collectors, suggestions for individuals interested in customs and much more.

 

The buffering time of the show varies depending on your connection speed. Typically it takes around 10- 15 seconds before it begins, so please be patient as it loads.

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Published in: on September 26, 2008 at 1:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Audio Interview Series Feedback

Your comments and emails about the first episode of the Audio Interview Series have been overwhelmingly positive for this new addition to CNJ.

The first episode is averaging over 100 views a day, which is excellent, especially considering CNJ is new site. Thank you for your support for what we are doing here.

Additionally, the individuals invited on the show have supported us very well. In fact, we are batting 100%. So far, every person asked to come on the show has agreed. There are a number of guest scheduled to be interviewed over the next several weeks. The Audio Interview Series is planned to be a regular part of CNJ. 

Got a question you want asked?

For the show to continue to be a success, I need your help. First, periodically, I will release a preview of the guest scheduled for the most immediate shows and if you have a question you want asked simply indicate the guest and your question in the feedback area below. 

Who would you like to see interviewed?

Also, if you know an individual of interest who will appeal to the CNJ audience I want to know this too. As a reminder our areas of interest are: All things related to knives, cutlery history, knife making, knife sales, knife manufacturing, knife collecting- I think you get the idea.

The scheduled guests for the next several shows include:

  • Tom Arrowsmith- President of W R Case Cutlery Company
  • Tony Bose- Knifemaker
  • Gil Hibben- President of The Knifemaker’s Guild
  • Byran Sanders- Founder of All About Pocket Knives
  • Doug Ritter- Chairman of Knife Rights Inc.
  • Don Hanson III- Knifemaker

So, here’s your chance to get your question in. Then, if you have a suggestion for a guest for the show, please let me know that too.

Thank you for your interest and support for Cutlery News Journal.

Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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