LILE KNIVES - FIXED BLADES
A rare matching numbered movie knives set, the originals... the real deal. All with serial #027, set includes the following:
Lile First Blood #032 w/ original Buffaloe sheath
Lile Rambo – The Mission #032 with original Johnson sheath
Jimmy Lile Knife Model #8 Skinner
2.75” TS / Script Signed / Brass Hilt
Brass Pins / Black Micarta Scales
This is an early Lile model 8 with script signed blade and black micarta scales. This one’s also drilled for a lanyard, no lanyard liner or anything
This is an early non-catalog Lile Cleaver with 6-7/8" blade (measured tip to guard), single brass guard, and black micarta handle scales held in place with two piece Loveless-style bolts.
Jimmy Lile “Deerslayer” / Script Signed
6.75” Blade w/ Script Signature / Single
Brass Guard / Osage (Bois D’Arc) Handle
Another very rare Lile model, very few of these Deerslayers were made. I originally referred to these as muleskinners but was correct by former shop employee and knife maker extraordinaire Steven Lynn.
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 Tomahawk / Original & Rare!!
Head is 6” Long / Overall Length is 10-3/4”
Brass Hilt / Brass & Red Spacers / Fingered
With the late Tom Clinton’s inventory sticker still attached, this is a rare script signed Lile Tomahawk with fingered walnut handle and brass hardware.
Jimmy Lile Vietnam Veteran #57/100
7" Blade w/ Vietnam Service Etching
Green Cord Wrapped Hollow Handle
Unused Jimmy Lile Vietnam Veteran #057 of 100 paired with original Galco belt sheath. Original blade edges, green cord wrap is perfect.
Jimmy Lile “Misfit” / Stag / Provenanced
1 of 2 Made w/ Drilled Guard / 6.5” Blade
Brass Guard / Large, Amber Colored Stag
The photos pretty much tell the story. I took a bunch of pics of this knife and sheath with the letter of provenance.
Jimmy Lile "Straight Hunter" / Near Mint
5" Blade / LILE Stamp / No Dot / Single
Brass Hilt and Pins / Elephant Ivory Slabs
In advance, I know several collectors have emailed me in the last year or so looking for a no dot Lile straight hunter. Well, here you go: this one is simply amazing... drop dead gorgeous and handled with flawless Elephant ivory scales.
Jimmy Lile “Big 7” / Elephant Ivory
4" Blade / LILE Stamped / No Dot
Brass Guard & Pins / Elephant Ivory
This is a Jimmy Lile Big 7 with Elephant ivory scales made back in 1982. This knife has a 4” blade, flawless with original edge.
Jimmy Lile BIG 7 Prototypes / Set of 3
All 3 Blades Script Signed / All 3 Blades
Marked “Prototype” / Different Handle
As rare as rare can be, this is a set of three Big 7 prototypes with script signed blades and different handle variations.
Jimmy Lile 7” Stiletto / Hollow Handle
7” Double Edged, Script Signed Blade
Aluminum Handle & Removable Butt
The last hollow handle Lile knife I have for sale, had four others but all those have sold. This is the only double edged stiletto, obviously a unique pattern.
This is a super rare Lile World War II style dagger with script signed 8” blade, double brass guard, and pinned aluminum handle with 2-piece Loveless style bolts.
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.
Out of the late Tom Clinton’s vast collection of unique Lile knives, this oddball hunter / skinner has a 6” blade with deep choil, brass guard, black micarta handle, and brass butt cap.
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.
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".
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