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Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:39 pm
by bkazz5
Here's one I feel fortunate to get ahold of. It's a 1982 sunfish. Based on what I have been able to find there were not many Cripple Creeks made in this pattern.

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:00 pm
by knifetime
Wow super nice. You was very lucky to grab that one up.

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:15 pm
by big monk
AWESOME FIND !!!!!!!

According to Bernard Levine, Bob Cargill only made two(2) of these knives !!!!!!! Which makes it an even more desireable find for sure !!!! Congrats again, on your awesome find !!!!!!__________Monk ::tu::

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Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:12 pm
by Iron Hoarder
Nice knife!! I really like that ruler too. ::tu::

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:42 pm
by reddirtknives
Wowzers ::tu:: Nice and EXTEMELY rare

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:53 pm
by bkazz5
Thanks everyone. I really like it and am glad to have it. Iron Hoarder, since you mentioned the ruler here's a couple pics. I like the ruler because it has Winchester on it. The hardware store it advertises has a 4 digit phone #. How old does that make it?

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:29 pm
by FRJ
What an amazing knife. And rare. Not to criticize it, it's just an observation, but it looks like a caricature of the Sunfish pattern.

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:44 pm
by bkazz5
FRJ - I agree with you. It is not your standard equal end sunfish and to boot it swells in the center. I like that it is unique.

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:42 pm
by Iron Hoarder
Thanks for the ruler pictures. I love tools with advertising on them for other tools and collect them whenever I can. The number of digits relevant to the year depends upon what state/part of the state you lived in. My dad had a two digit phone number in 1970 and had to share the line with his neighbor That was when Arizona didn't have many people in it and his was the last house on the edge of town.

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:32 am
by carrmillus
......just found this post......wow!!!.....what a knife!!!.......I thought my Camillus sunfish was a big knife!!!................. ::facepalm:: ................

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:43 pm
by bkazz5
Thanks. I still have it. It is a very nice, well made knife. There is a pearl one floating around out there somewhere. I understand it is a one of one. Here is a pic (not my pic) of a collection that was broken up and sold. I was fortunate to get the bone sunfish after it passed through a couple other hands. I would love to bring it's pearl twin back together with mine. Needle in a haystack!

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:07 pm
by carrmillus
bkazz5 wrote:Here's one I feel fortunate to get ahold of. It's a 1982 sunfish. Based on what I have been able to find there were not many Cripple Creeks made in this pattern.
....I can't quit looking at this one!!!.....awesome!!!!.......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:48 pm
by bkazz5
Thanks. I still have it. It would be a hard one for me to let go. HEre's a pic of it next to a GEC whaler for comparison. The Creek is not as long as a whaler but certainly wider and a heavier built knife.

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:22 pm
by carrmillus
...all I can say is....... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:47 pm
by Quick Steel
Supremely unique! ::tu::