A few old Cripple Creeks

Bob Cargill is the man behind the Cripple Creek Knife Brand. He started out making one of a kind custom knives and eventually started making special order runs by hand under the Cripple Creek name in 1981. He specialized in high quality hand made limited runs for clubs and organizations. The brand was later sold to Blackjack Knives of Effingham, IL who commissioned Queen Cutlery to produce them in larger quantities.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:34 pm

Just a guess on my part. I am not aware that any Cargill or Cripple Creek knives came with sheaths. There are folks that frequent AAPK that know more about Cargills than I do. Hope they will chime in. I hope I'm wrong and this is an original sheath.

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby Rookie » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:31 pm

I can't help answer your sheath questions, but I can comment about the knives. Those are awesome!!

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:06 pm

Here's one I've recently added to the collection. A Cargill pearl lock back whittler. Like to see some others.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby basser5 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:29 pm

:shock: That is a beautiful whittler ::drool::

Can we see it opened up?

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:34 pm

Sure. Can't do it now but by this time tommorow.

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:50 pm

Got to it a little quicker than I thought.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby basser5 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:12 pm

Great...now there is something else i want ::doh::

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:33 pm

Here's a set of Blood Brother Barlows I feel fortunate to have. Made 200 sets in 1984.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby basser5 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:57 pm

Very nice barlows ::tu::

Here's my only.............


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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Very nice. There was a set of 4 Wounded Knee Barlows, unfortunatley I do not have any of them. They came in a wooden wheel.

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:56 am

Here's a few that I recently picked up. The clasp knife has a blade etch that was not often used. The other three are handled in that same material that Kabar used for their bicentennial trapper. The butterbean and trapper are Tennessee Homecoming knives and the toothpick is a Chief Anderson.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby Rookie » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:47 am

Lots and lots and lots of Cargill / Cripple Creek knives in the latest issue of SMKW catalog. They are all very nice looking in mint condition, but all are out of my price range.
Always looking for NKCA Youth Prototypes. See my site at http://www.nkcayouth.com

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby big monk » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:44 am

The two,I have **** :)
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:02 pm

Monk. Nice looking trappers. What year is that stag?

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby big monk » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:19 pm

bkazz5 wrote:Monk. Nice looking trappers. What year is that stag?


Thanks, BK***______the Stag is 1981--the bone,1985 ::tu:: ----- got em' both ""trading / swapping"" :)
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