Wounded Knee's

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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Wounded Knee's

Postby greggs15 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:19 pm

Anyone seen a set of these? My first Cripple Creeks.
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby bkazz5 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:03 pm

That is a nice find. I have seen individual knives from that set but never the complete set all together with the wheel. There were 300 sets of these made. Here is an explanation of that set from one of Cargill's newsletter from 1983. Do you have the top of the wooden box?
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby greggs15 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:13 am

Yes I have the top
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby IMBand » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:39 pm

Fantastic Set of knives you have there!! :shock:
Thank You for showing them here.

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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby Miller Bro's » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:56 am

8) looks like you have set #6 out of 300 :o
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby bkazz5 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:38 pm

Well I finally acquired a Wounded Knee set. Mine is number 7. Interesting to me that it was advertised that there were 300 sets of these made however I have only seen three complete sets in the wheel and all have been numbered less than 10. I wonder if there were three hundred sets of knives but only a few with wheels?
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby 313 Mike » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:21 pm

Very cool set indeed! Beautiful main blades...the drop point, clip, spear, and spey, nice! ::tu:: Is the secondary a pen on all four? Is there any significance to the artwork on the top of the box?
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby bkazz5 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:31 pm

Can not say for certain regarding the artwork on the lid of the wheel. The article above, as found in one of Bob Cargill's newsletters. offers some explanation. The artwork appears to me to be a drum. There are 4 buffalo's in the N, S, E, W positions representing each of the colors as described in the article. And, yes the secondary blades are all pen blades.

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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby Dinadan » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:26 pm

Very nice and unique sets, greggs15 and bkazz5. I have never seen one of those before this thread. If there were actually three hundred of those floating around, it does seem likely that they would show up on Ebay a bit more often.
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby tjmurphy » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:27 am

WOW!! Those are beautiful sets ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby Rookie » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:19 am

I believe I heard there are 300 knives total, not 300 sets made. I could be wrong. That would make 75 wooden wheel display sets total.
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby stagman » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:51 pm

WOW !!! them sets just blew me away,,,appreciate you guys puttin them up
for all of us to admire
My take on the artwork is the original 4 directions of the wind with the buffalo
skulls,, and the other 2 spokes added in the article, earth, sky,
with the feathers hanging on bottom like many other possesions were adorned with

I been taking trips to S Dakota,with having friends in Deadwood, since 1979
had a small investment in the town years before they cleaned up and brought gambling in,

I have been to Wounded Knee, haunting !!!, especially if you have ever saw the
pics of the frozen bodies in death being thrown in a mass grave, makes me ashamed
of my goverment whenever I hear the name Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a good book with several historical photos in it, check it out,,
been giving donations to the Red Cloud school for 30 yrs in Oglala SD on the rez

If you guys ever go to Dakota, stop by Bear Butte state park, 10 mi out of Sturgis,
its the center of the Lakota Sioux, & Cheyenne tribes world for religious ceromonies
it is a "unbelieveable" place if you have the belief of the spirit inside of you !!!

Again guys, thanks for these pics and both your sets are just stunning !!!
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby edge213 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:41 pm

Really cool sets. I've never seen one before. Barlows rock!
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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby greggs15 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:57 pm

I need to value these for insurance purposes. Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Wounded Knee's

Postby cudgee » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:25 pm

bkazz5 wrote:Well I finally acquired a Wounded Knee set. Mine is number 7. Interesting to me that it was advertised that there were 300 sets of these made however I have only seen three complete sets in the wheel and all have been numbered less than 10. I wonder if there were three hundred sets of knives but only a few with wheels?

bkazz5- That is one magnificent knife collection, you must be very proud of it. :D ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::


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