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.
Not an expert,but Only spear blade main made,that I have seen***___ They did make two bladed Barlows,in a variety of handles** ___ there was a clip point CC made by GEC (2009) on their #25 pattern frame (3 1/2 inch) that had a clip blade** --- hope this helps ---- you can find some of the older models for sale, on e-bay most of the time
I'm not young enough,____to know everything !!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a pic of a set of 4 barlows with 4 various master blades. During the Bob Cargill Lockport IL and Old Fort TN era of Cripple Creek there were a variety of barlows 1, 2, and 3 blade with different master blades. Then, when Cripple Creek sold to Black Jack, there were one and two blade barlows in stag, brown, and strawberry bone that I understand were made by Queen. Then round about 2009 for a short period Cripple Creeks were being produced by Great Eastern. Attached a few other barlow pics.
I finally got around to pulling everything out of the gun safe and re-organizing it. This little gem has been MIA for about 10-years and was hiding in the safe that normally I don't keep knives. I didn't know where else to post it except here. Any thoughts on value? Tom
Phil - thanks for the great laugh, I truly needed that!
This knife was one of the first non-Scout knives that I ever purchased. There used to be a small cutlery shop in downtown Hartford Connecticut that I liked to stop in and the owner told me that one day this would be a very collectible knife. I always liked it and hence was disappointed when she went MIA.