Jimmy Lile Interframe Knife
Baby Regular 7, Serial #10
Overall Length: 6-3/8"
2-1/2" Sharpened Edge
LILE Stamp, No Dot
Flawless Elephant Ivory
Early Shop Issue Sterile Pouch Sheath
Black Canvas Carry Case
Summary: a great knife for the Lile collector who might be looking for something unusual / unique. Jimmy's script signed and no dot interframe Reg 7's aren't too common, even more uncommon are the serialized baby Reg 7’s with ivory inserts. A post-1976 knife, the blade stamped LILE with no dot. The 2-1/2" blade with original edge looks great -- a few handling marks if you flip the knife around in direct light. Not much of a distraction, this is one rare little knife! The ivory is flawless, no checks or cracks. All said and done, I’d rate the knife at about an 8.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.
The knife is paired with a sterile SHOP ISSUE ambidextrous pouch sheath. Belt slits at both ends and a seldom seen version, the sheath is in excellent+++ or better condition with just a few light handling marks.
7 photos for review -- as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. If you've been looking for a few very collectible Lile knives for investment purposes, this and any other of Jimmy's pieces I have listed would be great knives to buy. This is a rare, very cool knife... perfect to tuck away for collection purposes. Thanks and good luck.