Description

Jimmy Lile Sly II Survival Knife
9" Bead Blasted Blade Stamped LILE / No Dot
12 Sawteeth: 8 Split and 4 Rake
Double Lugged Guard Drilled for Lanyards
Hollow Handle w/ Green Cord Wrap
Removable Knurled Butt Cap w/ Compass
Sullivan Sheath w/o EZ Lap Sharpener
Original Knife & Sheath Lanyards
Black Canvas Carry Case

Summary: unused with original edges, an excellent example of a later model (late 80's) Sly II. The bead blasted blade finish is damn near perfect, simply gorgeous with original edges. The green cord wrap is original and in nearly new condition -- the original black and green compass is in the butt cap and functions properly. Overall excellent+++ or better condition, you'll be hard pressed to find a Lile Sly II in better condition.

The original Sullivan sheath is in excellent+++ condition with a few scuffs here and there, all minor. A dent at the throat from knife storage, rather typical. The Lile shop stamp is on the back, the original EZ Lap sharpener is missing but replacements can be purchased on eBay (or elsewhere) for less than $20. Sullivan was making Sly II sheaths for Jimmy after a fire put Johnson out of business, it and the later style compass date the knife to the late 1980's.

9 photos for review -- as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. All said and done, this is an exceptionally nice long-bladed Sly II that has never been used, one that has obviously been tucked away all it's life. This is very fair price on a Sly II in this condition – AZCK had one for sale in about the same condition back in Jan. 2017, theirs sold for $2350! Thanks and good luck.