Chief Anderson

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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Chief Anderson

Postby bkazz5 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:40 am

There was a series of Cripple Creeks knives referred to as "Chief Anderson" knives. Can anyone tell me about this series?........ Patterns? Stag, bone, pearl, etc.? How many of each pattern?

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Re: Chief Anderson

Postby grantky » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Chief Anderson were made for Frank Phelps.Early ones were in limited # 10 to 20 in stag.
The small knives were made in stag, the larger ones were made with celluloid.
With more than one knife in a set the scales would be mixed with stag, colored bone and or
celluloid.
The main blade is etched with a picture of Chief Anderson ,early ones with # made.Later ones
the # made was dropped ,cut cost .
Being made in such a limited # there getting harder to find.
Patterns : 1 and 2 bld. small stockman with stag, large 1 bld. coke bottle ,small toothpicks

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Re: Chief Anderson

Postby IMBand » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:12 pm

Great info GrantKy!! ::nod::
Thank you for posting it.

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Re: Chief Anderson

Postby bkazz5 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:39 pm

Thanks for the info. Anyone have pics of Cheif Anderson knives?

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Re: Chief Anderson

Postby soulmanticore » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:59 am

I have three different ones. A 1 blade stag trapper, 1 blade stag stockman, and a 1 blade smooth white bone swell center. Been collecting Cripple Creeks for a long time absolutely love them.
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Re: Chief Anderson

Postby soulmanticore » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:37 pm

I found this article in the 1986 edition of Smoke Signals. It doesn't give types of knives made but a little interesting tid bit about the chief Anderson series.
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Re: Chief Anderson

Postby soulmanticore » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:19 am

Found these knives in the 2000-9 parkers list. Sorry its not in color. Ohhh do i wish i could still buy them at these prices again.
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Re: Chief Anderson

Postby mitchp@mainevt.com » Wed May 02, 2018 12:45 pm

Hello all,

I know these post were done some time ago.. I'm looking to put together some Chief Anderson knives.. If anyone has some they want to sell please let me know.

Thanks


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