Cripple Creek Sunfish

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 Sunfish

Post by bkazz5 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:39 pm

Here's one I feel fortunate to get ahold of. It's a 1982 sunfish. Based on what I have been able to find there were not many Cripple Creeks made in this pattern.
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Post by knifetime » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:00 pm

Wow super nice. You was very lucky to grab that one up.
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Post by big monk » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:15 pm

AWESOME FIND !!!!!!!

According to Bernard Levine, Bob Cargill only made two(2) of these knives !!!!!!! Which makes it an even more desireable find for sure !!!! Congrats again, on your awesome find !!!!!!__________Monk ::tu::

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Post by Iron Hoarder » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:12 pm

Nice knife!! I really like that ruler too. ::tu::
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Post by reddirtknives » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:42 pm

Wowzers ::tu:: Nice and EXTEMELY rare
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Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Post by bkazz5 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:53 pm

Thanks everyone. I really like it and am glad to have it. Iron Hoarder, since you mentioned the ruler here's a couple pics. I like the ruler because it has Winchester on it. The hardware store it advertises has a 4 digit phone #. How old does that make it?
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Post by FRJ » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:29 pm

What an amazing knife. And rare. Not to criticize it, it's just an observation, but it looks like a caricature of the Sunfish pattern.
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Post by bkazz5 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:44 pm

FRJ - I agree with you. It is not your standard equal end sunfish and to boot it swells in the center. I like that it is unique.

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Post by Iron Hoarder » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:42 pm

Thanks for the ruler pictures. I love tools with advertising on them for other tools and collect them whenever I can. The number of digits relevant to the year depends upon what state/part of the state you lived in. My dad had a two digit phone number in 1970 and had to share the line with his neighbor That was when Arizona didn't have many people in it and his was the last house on the edge of town.
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Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Post by carrmillus » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:32 am

......just found this post......wow!!!.....what a knife!!!.......I thought my Camillus sunfish was a big knife!!!................. ::facepalm:: ................

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Post by bkazz5 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:43 pm

Thanks. I still have it. It is a very nice, well made knife. There is a pearl one floating around out there somewhere. I understand it is a one of one. Here is a pic (not my pic) of a collection that was broken up and sold. I was fortunate to get the bone sunfish after it passed through a couple other hands. I would love to bring it's pearl twin back together with mine. Needle in a haystack!
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Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Post by carrmillus » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:07 pm

bkazz5 wrote:Here's one I feel fortunate to get ahold of. It's a 1982 sunfish. Based on what I have been able to find there were not many Cripple Creeks made in this pattern.
....I can't quit looking at this one!!!.....awesome!!!!.......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

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Post by bkazz5 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:48 pm

Thanks. I still have it. It would be a hard one for me to let go. HEre's a pic of it next to a GEC whaler for comparison. The Creek is not as long as a whaler but certainly wider and a heavier built knife.
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Post by carrmillus » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:22 pm

...all I can say is....... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

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Post by Quick Steel » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:47 pm

Supremely unique! ::tu::
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Post by carrmillus » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:51 pm

.......ditto, QS!!!!.............. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ....................

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Post by carrmillus » Wed May 22, 2019 2:22 am

.....I cannot get this knife out of my mind!!................ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ....................

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Post by carrmillus » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:14 pm

...can't quit looking at this one!!!!....... :shock: ..............

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Post by bkazz5 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:14 pm

Thanks. It is a unique one for sure.

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Post by WillyCamaro » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:27 pm

That tis a sa-weeet CC thar bkazz5 ::tu:: ::ds::
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Post by boykinlp » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:56 pm

Awesome knife! Love it!!!
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Post by carrmillus » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:21 pm

...every time I get on AAPK, I have to look at this knife!!!!............ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..................

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Post by bkazz5 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:02 am

Thank you. Glad you like it. It is a very unusual knife.

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Post by soulmanticore » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:27 am

Hello all,
Been gone for a while. Maybe, dare I say, to busy for pocket knives here lately. Anyhow saw this post and wanted to post a picture of the pearl sunfish. Sorry bout the pour quality. When I get some time I’ll get you folks a better one
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Post by soulmanticore » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:30 am

Bk, I would love to get my hands on yours as well

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Post by doglegg » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:40 pm

Very sweet!!! ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Post by bkazz5 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:54 pm

Soulmanticore what is the year on that pearl sunfish. I have seen that knife before and knew that it got sold. Glad to know it is in good hands.

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Post by soulmanticore » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:46 am

1986 I think. It’s pretty well hidden by the bolster. I bought it 2 years ago at the carpenters hall in st Louis. He has some rare ones but he is more of a collector. Which means I gave a nice chunk of change to get this one. He has the 8 blade black pearl barrel knife, and it not going anywhere unless you have money to burn

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Re: Cripple Creek Sunfish

Post by carrmillus » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:27 pm

soulmanticore wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:46 am
1986 I think. It’s pretty well hidden by the bolster. I bought it 2 years ago at the carpenters hall in st Louis. He has some rare ones but he is more of a collector. Which means I gave a nice chunk of change to get this one. He has the 8 blade black pearl barrel knife, and it not going anywhere unless you have money to burn
..I would love to see what that one looks like!!!!!....... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .....................

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