Vintage Jimmy Lile Knife
Script Signed "Regular 7"
Overall Length: 8-3/4"
4-1/8" Tool Steel Blade
"Hand Made by James B. Lile" Script
Brass Hilt and Pins
Thick Brown Micarta Handle Scales
Thin Unlined Lanyard Hole
Lile Shop Stamped Ambidextrous Pouch
Black Canvas 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 an area of carbon staining on the back side of the blade. (see photo 4) An early 1970's knife -- the blade is script signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile". The 4-1/8" blade with original edge, 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 the original shop stamped ambidextrous pouch sheath in excellent+++ or better condition. No carry wear and never on a belt, you’ll be hard pressed to find a 45+ year old sheath in better shape. Just a few light handling marks, all minor.
7 photos for review -- as shown, a black canvas carry case is included. 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. This one’s a killer deal with the brown micarta scales, simply discounted due to the area of staining on the back side of the blade. Get over it... it’s a kick ass early Lile in the original pouch sheath! Thanks and good luck.