Cripple Creek Barlow Question

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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Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by MadTrapper » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:53 pm

Did CC ever make a standard Barlow (not a daddy Barlow) with a blade other than a spear point? Perhaps a clip or a lambsfoot? Also, were they always single blade? Thanks.
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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by big monk » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:44 am

Not an expert,but ::hmm:: 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 ::tu::
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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by MadTrapper » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:47 pm

Thanks big monk that's helpful. Since posting this I did locate a 2 blade model but have yet to see anything with a main blade other than a spear. I'd not seen that GEC model.
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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by bkazz5 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:35 pm

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.
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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by MadTrapper » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:00 pm

Nice. Thanks for the info and pics bkazz5. Now that you posted it, I do recall having seen that Wounded Knee set somewhere in the past, just don't recall where.
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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by bestgear » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:44 pm

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
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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by carrmillus » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:13 pm

..don't know much about CC values, but I really like that one!!!..... ::tu:: ..........

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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by philco » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:24 pm

Tom, just shooting in the dark here, but based on the sticker on your knife, maybe $52 ? ::shrug::

Ok maybe not............ 8)
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Re: Cripple Creek Barlow Question

Post by bestgear » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:16 am

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.
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