Summary: one of three knives from a very close friend of the Lile’s.
This is a very unique and rare L1 "Backpacker" with 3-3/4" blade and awesome milled stag handle lined for a lanyard. Brass guard and pins, brass lanyard sleeve. The knife is in near mint condition, all I could find is one small scratch on the blade as shown in the first couple of photos.
The knife is paired with the original ambidextrous sheath stamped with both the shop and model number. (L1) The sheath is in excellent+++ or better condition with nothing more than a few light handling marks.
Note: this is the only script-signed L1 I’ve come across, all the others I’ve seen or owned either had the LILE stamp or LILE stamp with dot. These were all made post 1976, for the Lile’s to put a script signature on this one it had to be something special. (which it is... read the COA!)
9 photos for review – as shown, a black carry case is included. This is a practical model and a great one to use, lightweight and on your belt you'll barely know it's there. In this condition and at this price with this pedigree... it would be a great knife to tuck away for investment purposes. Don’t miss out... thanks and good luck.