Vintage Jimmy Lile Knife
Custom "Regular 7"
Overall Length: 8-5/8"
4" Tool Steel Blade / Beautiful Finish
Script Signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile"
Brass Hilt and Pins
Thick Black Micarta Handle Scales
Sterile Lile-Style Ambidextrous Pouch Sheath
New Suede Leather Carry Case
Summary: a great knife for the Lile collector who might be looking for a beauty to use, this is an unused script signed Lile Regular 7 in damn near perfect condition but for a piece of micarta missing at the top of one of the black micarta scales. (see photo 9) An early 1970's knife -- the blade is script signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile". The 4" blade with original edge is pretty much perfect -- a bit of patina / tarnish / wipe marks on the brass hilt and pins. The knife is in original condition and has not been cleaned -- one of many from the same collector who purchased knives directly from Jimmy 35+ years ago.
The knife is paired with a sterile Lamb-style ambidextrous pouch sheath in mint condition. Brand new and just like the original shop issue sheaths -- no carry wear, storage marks, scuffs or handling.
10 photos for review -- as shown, a new black suede leather carry case is included for safe transport / storage. If you've been looking for a few very collectible Lile knives for investment purposes, this and any sister knives from the same collection would be great knives to buy and tuck away. Thanks and good luck.