Vintage Jimmy Lile Knife
Script-Signed "Regular 7"
Overall Length: 8-5/8"
4" Tool Steel Blade
"Hand Made by James B. Lile" Script
Brass Hilt and Pins
Light Colored Wood Handle Scales
Sterile Lile-Style Ambidextrous Pouch Sheath
Black Canvas Carry Case
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 is pretty much perfect, 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 and has not been cleaned – it's a beautiful knife with just the lightest of patina / wipe marks on the brass hilt and pins.
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.
6 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.