Jimmy Lile Knife
Interframe Regular 7
Overall Length: 7-1/2"
3-1/2" Tool Steel Blade
LILE Stamp, No Dot
Custom Transparent Handle Insert
(likely some type of plastic but I'm not quite sure)
Sterile Lile-Style Ambidextrous Pouch Sheath
(made by Vaughn Neeley)
New 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 with this type of transparent handle insert. (plastic?) A post-1976 knife, the blade stamped LILE with no dot. The 3-1/2" blade with original edge looks great -- a few handling marks, etc. on the frame that don't amount to much. All said and done... great knife with a very unusual handle.
The knife is paired with a sterile Lamb-style ambidextrous pouch sheath made by Vaughn Neeley. The sheath is in excellent+++ or better condition, just like the original shop issue sheaths. This one has one scuff on the front side that can be seen in the photos, brand new but not quite mint.
6 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 and tuck away. Thanks and good luck.