Summary: this is an early Jimmy Lile #22 Boot Knife with a 3-3/4" script signed blade. Double-edged, brass guard and wood scales with 2-piece Loveless-style bolts. It also has a brass lined thong hole and a tapering tang with red tang liners, overall length is 8-1/2". This knife is in unused condition with original edges, probably the cleanest script signed signature I’ve ever seen. (see photo 6) You'll find light handling marks and patina on the guard and 2-piece Loveless-style pins (very minor), the scales look new. (I think it’s stabilized walnut but don’t quote me)

The knife is paired with the original shop issue belt sheath probably made by John Lamb. Stamped 22 B on the back belt loop (Model 22 Boot), very little in the way of knife storage marks. The knife / sheath fit is perfect, overall excellent+++ condition with tight stitching and just a few handling marks.

6 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. This is a sweet knife if you're looking for a classic Lile for collection purposes. These early style / grind model 22” rarely come out of collections... it's a very cool and collectible old knife and near identical match to the Big 7 also for sale. Thanks and good luck.