Jumbo Trapper

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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Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Thu May 09, 2019 2:54 pm

This thing really speaks for its self when you have it in hand. What a chunk of a knife!
I'm very happy to have this beautiful well made knife.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby carrmillus » Thu May 09, 2019 10:55 pm

.....I like it!!!!!............. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...............

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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby bladebuddy » Thu May 09, 2019 11:11 pm

Hey FRJ, jumbo trappers are one of my favorite patterns. Your Cripple Creek knife is a real head turner. I like it!!! Thanks for showing it off. Steve B.

PS Really liking that buffalo shield too.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby edge213 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:20 pm

Wow, awesome knife!
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby Tony_Wood » Fri May 10, 2019 1:41 am

I have never had a Cripple Creek in my hand. That one is a beauty.

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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Fri May 10, 2019 1:53 am

Thank you, Tommy, Steve, David and Tony. I appreciate the comments.

Tony, this is the first Cripple Creek of any kind that I have had. I'm glad it's this one. What a knife!
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby bkazz5 » Fri May 10, 2019 2:09 am

Very nice. I've been collecting Cripple Creek/Cargills for a while. That 1983 honey bone with two blades is a pretty limited production. Yours has the large etch so only 25 made. Here's some production info from one of Levine's guides.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Fri May 10, 2019 2:49 am

Thank you for that information, bkazz5. I really appreciate it. I had no idea the production was that limited.
I hadn't thought about it really. Well, I guess I wont sharpen it. :D
I have Levine's 3rd edition. I'll look in there.
I have a few other big knives. Maybe in the next day or so I can put some together for a comparison and get a picture.
Thank you for your post and your picture. ::handshake::
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby Colonel26 » Fri May 10, 2019 4:54 am

That one’s a sure enough looker. Very nice!
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby doglegg » Fri May 10, 2019 12:27 pm

FRJ, that one is both unique and beautiful. I don't blame you for being proud of it. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby bkazz5 » Fri May 10, 2019 4:11 pm

You are welcome. You can see on the production records there was a small etch and large etch. Here is an example of the small etch.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Fri May 10, 2019 5:39 pm

Thank you, bkazz5.
That is a beautiful knife.
It's nice to know what the small etch looks like.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby stagman » Sat May 11, 2019 12:13 pm

Now that's what I call a trapper pattern knife Joe & bkazz5...
stunning stag and bone on the both of em !!!
I believe some of the early knives Bob put his mark on are
some of the best made folder's there is !!!
Joe & I discussed that in a pm and now that he has above knife,
I bet he agree's with me.
But Joe, when it comes to Cripple Creeks on this forum, bkazz5 is the go to fella !!!

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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Sat May 11, 2019 5:10 pm

Thank you, Will, for the nice comments. Much appreciated.

And I do agree that these Cargill folders are some of the best.

And a tip of the hat to bkazz5. I really appreciate his time and valuable input in this thread.
He is obviously very familiar with Cripple Creek. Thanks bkazz5.

Thanks again, Will.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby carrmillus » Sat May 11, 2019 8:32 pm

FRJ wrote:Thank you, Tommy, Steve, David and Tony. I appreciate the comments.

Tony, this is the first Cripple Creek of any kind that I have had. I'm glad it's this one. What a knife!

.......my next knife is probably going to be a cripple creek!!............. ::tu:: .......................


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