1st and last

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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1st and last

Postby bkazz5 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:51 pm

Picked these two up recently. The first knife is what I would call a butterbean pattern but it has the blade configuration of a whittler. The back springs and blade s are file worked and it is marked last knife made in IL 1 of 1. The second knife is a whittler and marked first knife made in TN. I suppose these knives represent Cripple Creek's move from Lockport, IL to Old Fort TN.
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Re: 1st and last

Postby basser5 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:07 pm

Great finds...he did a "The last one " in Effingham as well. Little nick had that one.

Love that bottom one ::drool::

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