OK, OK, I am finally getting an EDC


Last week, one of our CNJ readers posted a comment about me being a uber geek. Now, I need to clear the air of a couple of things.

While I took no offense, I want to make sure you know I am equally passionate about knives.

I have to confess though I do get pretty excited about all things Mac (Apple Computers). I have a blast playing on my computer, publishing CNJ, and chatting with fellow collectors on forums, YouTube and by email.

I also know I tend to foster the geek image as a result of me taking it upon myself years ago to promote the fun of our hobby via the World Wide Web.

Computer nerd posing as a knife collector

The members of ElephantToenails.com know a dark secret I shared a few years ago. It is one that has made some folks think I am really just a computer nerd posing as a knife collector. 

So, in an effort to set the record straight- I’ll tell you too.

I don’t have an EDC (and never have). I did buy one off eBay specifically as an EDC, but couldn’t bring myself to carry it…it was a used Case XX redbone toenail. I’m just too much of a collector to bring myself to use it.

Now, if you don’t know what an EDC is I am sorry, but I won’t further embarrass myself by explaining what it is.

I could sit here and give you all the reasons/excuses for why I don’t have one (travel a lot, don’t get into “cutting” situations often, etc, etc.,), but the EDC situation is a bit more problematic for me because my favorite knife isn’t easily carried in my britches pocket, OK?

The Problem Is Now Solved

Well, I think I have solved the problem now. I found a knife I want for Christmas (another one actually). From here out I will be able to hold my head up high around all my knife friends.

All will now know I am really not a computer nerd posing as a knife collector because I will be a card carrying member of the EDC Club.

With that said, I’d like to introduce my EDC:


Published in: on December 23, 2008 at 6:30 am  Comments (7)  
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Talk about a High Tech Knife

CNJ is on the forefront of bringing you cutlery news, even when it is a bit out of the “collecting” realm. I would be remiss if, with CNJ being a purely electronic news source, I didn’t inform you about some of the technological concept advancements in knives.

Today’s feature is the epitome of a High-tech knife (by definition High tech- “technology that is at the cutting edge…”). 

No, I’m not talking about a super-duper steel, or some outer space multi-colored handle material, or any of the typical topics when you think of high-tech knives.

Instead, I am talking about a knife that actually measures the temperature of what you are cutting. Sounds pretty futuristic doesn’t it, like something used on the Jettsons, or Battlestar Galactica.

This high tech wonder is cutlery in the strictest sense of the word and is actually part of a three piece set with the fork and spoon (they also preform some cool feats themselves). It is called Intelligent Cutlery- IC3.

Here is their pitch and photos- (more…)

Published in: on October 20, 2008 at 6:43 am  Leave a Comment  
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