Summary: this is an early all steel drop point Trout & Bird knife (also referred to as a poker) made by Jimmy Lile. The blade is 3", overall length is 7-5/8". Made from 1/8" stock with the early script signature on the handle, the knife has never been used and is in excellent condition with light handling marks on both sides of the handle. Handling marks could probably be buffed off, but I'm just not the type to mess with knives.
The knife comes with an original pancake-style belt / concealment sheath. The knife / sheath fit is perfect, the sheath has never been on a belt and is in excellent+++ or better condition with just a few light handling marks.
5 photos for review – the knife will be shipped in a new black canvas carry case. These knives rarely come up for sale (and I have two!) – it's quite unique with the uncommon drop point blade grind and script signed signature. Perfect for most any knife collection – priced the same as the LILE stamped poker due to the light handling marks. Thanks and good luck.