Summary: this an unused script signed Lile Regular 7 with light colored wood scales. An early 1970's knife -- the blade is script signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile". The overall length of the knife is 8-5/8". The 4" blade with original edge and perfect but for one spot on the back side along the edge, no checks or cracks in the wood slabs. (very pretty with the light wood, not sure of the type as Jimmy used so many different types) The knife is in original condition with only the brass hardware cleaned – it's a beautiful knife!
The knife is paired with a sterile Lamb-style ambidextrous pouch sheath made by Vaughn Neeley. Brand new and just like (if not better) than the original shop issue sheaths -- no carry wear, storage marks, scuffs or handling. Mint condition.
7 photos for review -- as shown, a black canvas carry case is included. If you're looking for a very early, unused, near mint condition Lile Regular 7 for your collection, this would be a great knife to buy. Purchased from a Texas collector years ago who bought all his knives from Jimmy personally, perfect for collection / investment purposes. Thanks and good luck.