CNJ Monthly Update

If you want to give your eyes a break from reading come on over to CNJ’s YouTube Channel and watch the CNJ Monthly Update for October 2008.

Published in: on October 30, 2008 at 2:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Leading by Example: Elephant Toenail Knife YouTube Video

For weeks now I have been pounding the drum about the knife establishment taking the organized knife collecting hobby to the people through online media, specifically the watchers of knife related videos on YouTube.

Well, heck- after talking to YouTube’s Cutlerylover, I decided to go for it too. Jeff inspired me to introduce my favorite knife to those outside of the normal channels. So, I sat down yesterday and put together a basic introduction to the Elephant Toenail Knife.

I loaded it last night around mid-night and was pleasantly surprised this morning to find a nice comment-

Great review, personally I wasn’t aware of this knife at all but I’m glad I saw the video….thanks and I look forward to seeing many more great reviews on your channel.”

I am not looking for compliments, instead I simply wanted to let folks know about the ET.  

If you care to watch a basic intro to the best old pattern, then check it out- Intro to the Elephant Toenail Knife

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Published in: on October 26, 2008 at 2:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Knife Collector Online Video Conferencing

Apple iSight Webcam

Apple iSight Webcam

In our CNJ Knives and Technology Series, we are looking at changes brought to our hobby as a result of technonlogical advances and inventions.

To begin with, let me ask- How would you like to see your knife friends when “talking” to them online? Right now you log into a knife forum and write a post or reply and, you know the routine- you wait for someone to type their reply.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a “live” video discussion instead?

Sounds too futuristic? Don’t be surprised. The technology exists now, but just hasn’t made its way to any knife forum yet ( We do it in business now. It is called Video Conferencing). 

Basically it works like this- at a set time a group of collectors will “dial in” and have a real discussion- real time through streaming video. Live chat right then and there. 

You say, “What in the world would this be good for? Why would I want to be able to actually see the others in the group?”  Want to show your knife friends that knife you just bought? Now you can. Also, we travel hundreds of miles now to “have meetings,” don’t we? Obviously, it could easily be used for groups and association board meetings too. Granted, it would be tough to do with dozens of participates, but for a handful of folks to talk and see each other, it is very doable now. 

CNJ Knife Collector iChat Group

How about an iChat Knife Collector Group?  (more…)

Published in: on October 5, 2008 at 6:29 am  Leave a Comment  
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