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 carrmillus » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:34 pm

bkazz5 wrote:Got to it a little quicker than I thought.

...love this whittler pattern, I've got a schatt & morgan premiere series bone handled one..... ::tu:: .......

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:39 pm

Haven't added anything to this thread lately so here are a few I've picked up. First is a big stag clasp knife with an Old Fort stamp. Second is a 1982 honey bone Buffalo Skinner. According to Levine only 5 of these were made in 1982. Third is a 10th Anniversary 5 blade pearl canoe with a Cripple Creek shield.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby stagman » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:38 pm

All these Cripple Creeks are wonderfull fella's ::tu::
When I started collecting back in the 70's, there was not much cash
rasin 2 kids, I wish I would have gotten a few of Bob's knives back in the day.
kinda drifted in 10 different directions and skipped over this brand allured by all
the Case Stag of the 1960's thru early 80's and my love for Marble's products...

Does anyone know if they call Sodbuster pictured just that ???
I cannot make out the stamp and etch etc. on my screen ::shrug::
What years was it made and what are its marks so I can start a search
for that knife, it is a dandy !!! & I am hooked !!!
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:49 pm

I am fairly certain that sodbuster is a one of one. I know that it was not one of Bob's standard production knives.

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby 1967redrider » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:39 am

I picked these up a few months back. Bob Cargill makes some excellent knives. ::nod::
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby Rookie » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:18 pm

I love the color of that stag. It looks like vintage Case 1960's stag coloring. A lot of makers can't seem to get that color on their stag anymore.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby bkazz5 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:02 pm

Nice looking group of Creeks there redrider. I really like the early Cripple Creeks. They are getting harder and harder to find. HEre are a couple of Prototypes i picked up a while back.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby carrmillus » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:49 pm

.........MAN, I love that whittler!!!!........... ::tu:: ::ds:: ::teary_eyes:: :shock: :mrgreen: .....................

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby 1967redrider » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:57 am

Gorgeous whittler and coffin jack! ::nod::


Rookie wrote:I love the color of that stag. It looks like vintage Case 1960's stag coloring. A lot of makers can't seem to get that color on their stag anymore.


I call it honey stag, probably picked up that term somewhere.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby Drukai » Fri May 12, 2017 9:25 pm

My only Cripple Creek! I know I post it a lot but let's see some more CC's
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby J22M22D22 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:59 pm

I've never really seen a Cripple Creek knife in person but coming from a Good Ole Tennessee Boy them some mighty fine knives!

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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:19 pm

1967redrider wrote:Gorgeous whittler and coffin jack!

Didn't even notice that's a Coffin Jack until you mentioned it. Beauty, eh!

J22M22D22 wrote:I've never really seen a Cripple Creek knife in person but coming from a Good Ole Tennessee Boy them some mighty fine knives!

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In keeping with my "One of everything" accumulation philosophy, this is my only Cripple Creek.
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby 1967redrider » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:23 pm

That's a nice one to have, Jerry. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:44 pm

Thanks John. ::handshake::
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
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"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
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Re: A few old Cripple Creeks

Postby Drukai » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:00 am

jerryd6818 wrote:
1967redrider wrote:Gorgeous whittler and coffin jack!

Didn't even notice that's a Coffin Jack until you mentioned it. Beauty, eh!

J22M22D22 wrote:I've never really seen a Cripple Creek knife in person but coming from a Good Ole Tennessee Boy them some mighty fine knives!

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In keeping with my "One of everything" accumulation philosophy, this is my only Cripple Creek.
Cripple Creek (Cargill) 1987 - Open.JPG

Oh Jerry how I wish that Green Whittler was mine dibs if you ever want to move it :lol:
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