This is a Lile "Companion Pair" consisting of a Regular #7 & Model #8. Both knives are fitted with brass hilts and black micarta handles with old style brass rivets. The knives were made with D2 tool steel blades that are script signed, "Hand Made by James B. Lile". Condition of both knives is excellent+++, edges are original and you'll find nothing but handling marks on the brass guards. Awesome set, very rare.
The sheath was made by John Lamb -- presumably the original. Sheath condition is excellent, it does have some spots on both sides (age?) that are really no big deal.
8 photos for review -- I'll included carry cases for both pieces. This is a very early tandem set with original sheath, compare it to the wood handled set on ebay at $2000... this is a deal. It's really hard to find both knives AND the tandem sheath all together, most of the sets have been busted up at some point. Great for long term collection / investment purposes, it'd be an awesome set to use in the field. Thanks and good luck.