Summary: a rare Lile Duxbak untouched in original box. The sheath still has the vacuum wrap, never opened. Serial #444 of 500 made, what makes this particular knife stupid rare is that whoever did the serial number on the knife etched "No. 444 of 100" instead of the correct "No. 444 of 500". (see photo 6) Brain fart or a bit too much of the Old No. 7 that day, it's the only one I've ever seen with error script. (and I've owned more of my fair share of Duxbak knives in the past!) The blade is perfect, oil carefully removed for photos. There's some tarnish and residual oil / grease on the guard and emblem, it'll clean away quickly. Simply stated, condition is about as "original" as you're ever going to find.
8 photos for review – everything shown is included and I'll include a carry case for the knife so it's not bouncing around in the box during transit. This knife was in the late Tom Clinton's collection for years and years, Tom had a passion for Jimmy's unique and unusual pieces and this one certainly qualifies. A great find for any Lile collector, a super addition to any high end vintage knife collection. Thanks and good luck.