Early Cripple Creek'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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Early Cripple Creek's

Post by WelderBob » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:21 pm

This is one of my favorite's by Bob Cargill...a 5 blade sowbelly made in 1984.
If anyone has some of his early knives...pre 1990...I'd sure like to see them... ::nod::
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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by razor1 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:29 pm

Very Nice ::nod:: Luv that stag ::tu::
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Post by soulmanticore » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:43 am

Hey All,

I didn't know Brian put up a Cripple Creek section. I am going to have to get out the camera. I have a few 81's that i've been adding to the collection. Just have'nt gotten around to documenting them. The 10th annv. really isn't pre 90's but it is close. It was my pride and joy till last week. I bought an 81/ stag/ 5 blade stockman/ cripple creek shield/ supposedly 1 of 12 but i have not found any thing to back up that claim yet.

Hope to see more collectors show up in the future.

untill the next time

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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by bucken » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:58 pm

I've been away from knife collecting for many years but found this forum when I just happened to do a search for Cripple Creek knives.

Soulmanticore,
I was very active back in the early '80's and had 10 (maybe it was 12) 5-bladed stag Cripple Creek Stockman's in my possession, (all from the same production batch) when they were first made. At the time, however, it was not known what a PITA it was for Bob to make them and, hence, no one realized that he only created a few. I honestly don't know how many were actually made but I remember someone telling me, later, that the original batch was the only 5-bladed Stockman's that were made. As I recall, however, the shields were mixed. I think there were 2 Buffalo shields and the rest were Cripple Creek shields, in the batch that I had. I picked out the best one, of each shield, to keep for myself, and traded the others away. They are truly works of art and great examples of Bob's early production knife-making capabilities. When I get a chance, I'll try to post some photos.

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Post by bucken » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:59 am

Here's some quick pics of the 5 bladed Stockman's, with each shield. Please forgive my lack of photo skills.
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Post by Froggyedge » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:07 am

::welcome:: :D
Very nice knives! ::tu::
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Post by soulmanticore » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:49 pm

very nice knives, I just picked up a cripple creek shield, this year, myself. Prices are lower than i have seen them in 5 years. What i really treasure is a Bob Cargill buisness card that came with the knife. I will get some pictures of it.

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Post by just in case » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:27 am

My small tribe of cripple creeks .
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Post by soulmanticore » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:25 am

I personally love the trapper pattern. And those are some nice examples. The knife in the 4 th picture, and in front on the last picture. Is the spey blade larger than the others? Or is it an optical allusion?

Here are a few of Mine. Complete set of Indian Lore of Indiana knives.
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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by Tom Hudson » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:31 am

This is the knife that put Bob on the map - he built 500 for Knife World - Bob was one of my sponsers for the Knifer Makers guild - I have this knife for sale on my site $100.00. - tom
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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by soulmanticore » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:37 pm

Hey Tom,

I will agree with with you about the knife putting Bob on the map, but please correct me if i am wrong. I always thought there were 2000 of this pattern made and 500 of the equal end cigar pattern?

Do you make knives know? Can we see some of them?


Untill the next time

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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by JoeBob441 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:55 am

I don't have many but I sure likem. The first 2 are 81s and the last is the 82 world knife. I don't have the 82 yet, but it is on the way.

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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by soulmanticore » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:28 am

Joebob,

Love that cripple creek oakleaf shield. I have one almost exact, cept it doesn't have cripple creek on the shield. Just picked up three more at the bunker hill knife show. I will get some pics here in a few.

until the next time

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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by jacifayetteemt » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:19 pm

My name is Jacquelynn Glass-Hagerty
I have some of Bob Cargill's early knives...I began collecting knives because of my grandfather, Merle Trout...who founded the Allegheny Mountain Knife Collector's Association. I traveled to many knife shows with him and my grama Ruth along with my mother and sister. I have had the pleasure of meeting Bob Cargill and his knives are the treasures of my collection. I have one knife that has the card that accompanied it, signed by him also (a 1983 AMKCA club knife by Cripple Creek). I treasure these knives with an enormous amount of sentimental value, but have recently wondered about their cash value. How do I go about finding the values of my collection???...it's been over 10 years since I have been to a show....I'll post some pics of some of these early pieces soon.

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Re: Early Cripple Creek's

Post by basser5 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:40 am

Very nice knives everyone......my only Cripple Creek.............
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