Summary: this is an unused Lile large folding hunter (button lock) with beautiful Mother of Pearl inserts relief carved by Gloria Romine. Lynton McKenzie did the engraving... just google this guy... he’s written books on the subject! Engraved patent number on the back side button (round area), #373 on the blade with "80" stamped down inside. The blade with original edge and has not been resharpened, the knife is in excellent+++ or better condition with just light marks on the blade from opening / closing. (seriously, this folder is in beautiful condition!)
10 photos for review – as shown, a black suede folding knife carry case is included. These early embellished button locks are getting mighty hard to find, I've only seen one other with carved Mother of Pearl inserts and this is the only one I’ve seen engraved by world renowned gun engraver Lynton McKenzie. Perfect for collection / investment purposes – I’ll do $3,600 shipped if you want to send me a check. Thanks and good luck.
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