In March of 2008, I launched the TSA Knives blog which has typically focused on the Great Eastern knives. If you take the time to search back through it, you’ll find there’s at least a mention of virtually all of the GEC releases made since then. I’m not sure if any of you use the blog to search for old articles or information about knives, but here’s a few tips that should help.
On the left upper corner of the blog is a “Quick Search” window.
The quick search only looks back at the past 3 months of posts and looks only at the “Title” of the blog entry for the search ‘term’ you type in. So if you’re looking for more or older knife info, expand your search using the Advanced Search feature.
If you click on the “Advanced Search” tab, you can tell the search engine to look at a much wider range of info. For instance: If you select “Advanced Search” type in the term “mosquito“, ask it to search in “title, content and comments” and in the “Date Range” select “all“. You’ll end up with an article posted in July of 2008. Below it are comments using the term “mosquito” that are related to posts made in August of 2010. From those comments you can track back to the original posts they are commenting on. You’ll find there were several comments containing that term is response to posts I made.
Another tip is if you start using a relative long search term, “primitive bone 2008 Northfield #73“, you’ll probably come up with zero results even searching the title, content and comments in the entire date range. Start narrowing your search terms. Drop “2008”, no luck? continue to drop words such as bone, #73 or northfield.
Yesterday, someone sent me an email about a 23 Red Stag. While I didn’t specifically find the exact answer they were looking for, a quick search of the blog using different search terms brought up an article where I had posted pictures of the knife which helped narrow down the release date and few other pertinent details.
Anyway, hope this helps some of you if you’re doing any research. In the next day or two, I’ll also get some information up on the blog to try to pass along a few tips on how to stay on top of new listings in the store.