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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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby 1967redrider » Sun May 12, 2019 1:01 pm

bkazz5 wrote: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.


bkazz5,

What Levine's book is that from? Or is it in all of his books? I have 2 of his books at home but I don't recall, off hand, seeing this listing. Thanks!

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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Sun May 12, 2019 5:09 pm

I have Levine's #3 and there is a one page article by Houston Price about Cripple Creek knives. Page 122
There is no specific production data.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby bkazz5 » Sun May 12, 2019 10:11 pm

Not sure what edition it is but here's the cover. She's a little worn. There are a few pages dedicated to Cripple Creeks in this edition. And another pic. This is kind of the smaller version of the jumbo trapper. Cargill referred to this as a LI 1 dog leg jack . You can see in the production list the knives are listed as LI-1, LI-2, etc. The LI stands for Little Indian. Alot of Bob's knives had Indian themes.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Sun May 12, 2019 10:17 pm

Another beautiful knife.

Thanks bkazz5.
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby Drukai » Mon May 13, 2019 2:28 am

Yes that jumbo trapper is great! I think everyone needs at least on Cargill Cripple Creek in their collection. Especially if you enjoy slip joint knives!
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby FRJ » Mon May 13, 2019 3:08 am

I agree, now that I have one. ::tu::
I didn't know what I was missing. ::nod::
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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby 1967redrider » Mon May 13, 2019 12:57 pm

bkazz5 wrote:Not sure what edition it is but here's the cover. She's a little worn. There are a few pages dedicated to Cripple Creeks in this edition. And another pic. This is kind of the smaller version of the jumbo trapper. Cargill referred to this as a LI 1 dog leg jack . You can see in the production list the knives are listed as LI-1, LI-2, etc. The LI stands for Little Indian. Alot of Bob's knives had Indian themes.


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Re: Jumbo Trapper

Postby 1967redrider » Mon May 13, 2019 12:58 pm

FRJ wrote:I have Levine's #3 and there is a one page article by Houston Price about Cripple Creek knives. Page 122
There is no specific production data.


Thanks! ::handshake::
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You're going to look awfully silly with that knife sticking out of your @#$. -Clint Eastwood, High Plains Drifter


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