LILE KNIVES - FIXED BLADES
Jimmy Lile 12 Piece Prototype Knife Set
Large & Small Set w/ Matching Grinds
All Stamped LILE & PROTOTYPE / All
Outrageously Rare, Only 2 Sets Ever Made (this prototype set and an 001 set)
A pair of "Memorial Bowie" Knives (aka Remembering Jimmy Lile Bowies) consisting of the Prototype and serial #001.
Jimmy Lile 1-Off Art Dagger / Ivory
6-3/8" Engraved Blade / 14K Guard,
Spacer & Butt / Fluted Ivory Handle
This Jimmy Lile "New Orleans" Dagger was a special order "1-only". The original purchaser sent in a self portrait and the late James Stewart engraved it on the blade*.
Jimmy Lile Steak Knives / PUD 1972
Personal Gift from Jimmy to Marilyn
Early Script Blades w/ Tine Handles
Here's one set I can comfortably say you're not going to see anywhere else. This is a set of 6 steak knives with antler handles made by Jimmy and given to Marilyn as a gift.
Jimmy Lile "Jolliet Marquette" Bowie
Serial #13 of 50 (Jimmy's Favorite #)
Script Signed Blade / Awesome Stag
A total of 50 Jolliet & Marquette Bowie Knives were made by Jimmy Lile to commemorate the Tri-Centennial celebration of Marquette & Jolliet's 1673 exploration of the Mississippi River.
Jimmy Lile Fighting Knife / 1971-1972
7" Script Signed Blade / Double Edged
Brass Guard / Old Style Rivets / Stag
This is a Lile Fighting / Combat Knife made in 1971-72. The blade is 7" long and script signed
Jimmy Lile Bowie Knife / 12" / Elephant Ivory
Purchased From Original Owner Gene Swanson
Given as a Christmas Gift / Etched Date 12-25-71
This is a large Bowie knife that Jimmy gave as a Christmas gift back in 1971. The original owner (Gene Swanson) was a friend and business associate of Jimmy's
Well documented on pages 114 and 115 in the book, "James B. Lile - The Arkansas Knifesmith", this set is considered to be one of the most valuable and prestigious of any of the Jimmy Lile Commemoratives offered for sale.
Jimmy Lile Council Oaks Commemorative
Unused / #1 of 25 Dardanelle Bowie Knife
5-1/2" Blade / Gold Leaf Acid Etched by
Admittedly, I knew nothing about this particular Council Oaks Bowie knife before reading about it in the Lile book. This much I know: it's rare and only 25 of these were made.
Jimmy Lile Knife L1 Backpacker / Rare
Jackals aka American Justice #9 of 10
Wood Handle / Original Shop Stamped
This is an extremely hard to find Jimmy Lile "Jackals" Movie knife made for the 1986 movie "Jackals aka American Justice" starring Jameson Parker.
Jimmy Lile Regular 7 / Model 8 Pair
Script Tandem Set w/ Micarta Handles
John Lamb Leather Tandem Sheath
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.
Jimmy Lile Semi-Skinners / Script Signed
One Stag & One Walnut / Both Unused
Brass Hilt & Pins / Original Belt Sheaths
Two extremely nice Lile semi-skinners with original sheaths. One walnut and one stag -- both knives are in unused / near mint condition with original edges.
This is a 1-only leather tool made for the Lile's first sheath maker, John Lamb. Overall length of the tool is about 7-1/2" -- the blade is quite sharp. The notes on the tag attached to the handle were written by Marilyn. (see photos) Made in 1977.
Jimmy Lile Knife / All Steel "Poker"
2-7/8" Edge - 7-5/8" Overall Length
Lile Stamp / No Dot / Pancake-Style
This is an custom all steel semi-skinner Trout & Bird knife (also referred to as a poker) made by Jimmy Lile.
This is a terrific looking, unused fillet knife made by Jimmy Lile. It's an early one with the rare shorter (less than 9") blade length, script signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile". This knife has a single brass hilt and fingered stag handle, overall length is 12".
Jimmy Lile Fillet Knife / SFG Stag
9-1/8" Script Signed Blade / Brass
Guard / Single Finger Grip Stag
This is a terrific looking, unused fillet knife made by Jimmy Lile. It is an early knife with a long 9-1/8" blade, script signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile – For Bill Vick". This knife has a single brass hilt and single finger grip stag handle, overall length is approximately 14-1/8".
Jimmy Lile Knife / Stag / Model 23?
4-1/2" Script Signed Tool Steel Blade
Reduced Brass Hilt / Light Colored
A rare little bird, I think it's a version of the model 23 but I'm not certain. This knife has a 4-1/2" tool steel blade, reduced brass guard (neat!), and light colored stag handle.
Jimmy Lile Hunting Knife / Non Catalog
4-1/4" Tool Steel / Script-Signed Blade
Brass Hilt / Thick, Light Colored Stag
This is an early non-catalog Jimmy Lile hunter, might be a model 17 variation but I'm not quite sure. I scoured the early Lile catalogs for a knife with this blade grind, the closest thing I could come up with was the #17 Weaver.
This an unused script signed Lile Regular 7 with light colored wood handle. 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".
Lile Knife "Regular 7" / Script Signed
4" Blade / Brass Hilt / Black Micarta
Sterile Ambidextrous Belt Sheath
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 a piece of micarta missing at the top of one of the black micarta scales.
Jimmy Lile Regular 7 / "James B. Lile"
4" D2 Steel / Single Brass Hilt & Pins
Thin Black Micarta Scales / Thong Hole
This an unused Lile Regular 7 with early script and thin black micarta scales. A very late 1960's to very early 1970's knife
Jimmy Lile Regular 7 / Script Signed
4" D2 Steel / Single Brass Hilt & Pins
Canvas Micarta Scales / Thong Hole
Another early, unused Lile Regular 7 with script signature and canvas micarta scales. An early 1970's knife (if not very late 1960's)
A very early unused Jimmy Lile paring / utility knife with the single line / single word "Lile" script signature. The knife probably dates to the late 60's, very early in Jimmy's career. The blade is 3-1/8" long -- overall length of the knife is 7-1/8".
A couple of small Lile utility knives, one LILE stamped with black micarta and one Lile script knife with wood scales