LILE KNIVES - FIXED BLADES
Jimmy Lile First Blood Knife / 1 of 1
Damascus First Blood / Book Knife
9” Blade / Green Wrap / Flat Butt
Jimmy Lile 1 of 1 First Blood with Damascus blade. Beyond rare and considered by many to be one of Jimmy’s Holy Grail knives, mentioned on pages 267 and 328 in the book “James B. Lile – The Arkansas Knifesmith”.
Jimmy Lile Knife / 6” Sly II / C.O.A.
6” D2 with Sawteeth / LILE Stamp
Lugged Guard / Green Cord Wrap
Another very rare Lile knife, this a 6" Sly II with original edges / green cord wrap and early compass in the butt cap. Very few of these 6" length Sly II's were made, super collectible with original sheath and the COA signed by Marilyn.
Jimmy Lile Knife / Interframe Hunter
3.5” SS Blade / LILE Stamp / No Dot
Westinghouse Micarta Inserts / Lile
A very rare knife, this is an integral / interframe hunter made by Jimmy Lile. This knife has a 3-1/2" blade, integral guard & thong hole, and Westinghouse micarta handle inserts with red tang liners.
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 “39th Brigade” Bowie Knife / Unused
7” Tool Steel / Script “Hand Made by James B. Lile
Brass Guard & Pins / Black Micarta Handle Slabs
This is a very early script-signed 39th Brigade Bowie Knife made by Jimmy Lile. This well documented Bowie knife has a 7” tool steel blade with unsharpened clip, double brass hilt, and black micarta slabs with brass pins.
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 “Memorial Bowie” #019
10” 440c / Satin Finish / SS Fittings
Flawless Elephant Ivory / Gerstner
A highly sought after Lile Memorial Bowie, a Bowie knife dedicated by Marilyn to Jimmy and to his / their friendships and customers. These tribute Bowie’s rarely surface, when they do they’re typically gobbled up in short fashion.
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.
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.
The last of four button lock molds for sale. There were two large button lock molds and two small molds, three sold and this is the last one.
Jimmy Lile Boot Knives / Varying Grinds
All w/ Early “Lile” Script Signed Blades
2 Black Micarta & 2 Maroon Micarta
Out of the late Tom Clinton’s extensive Lile collection come these exceptionally early boot knives with varying blade grinds / handles... all with the earliest “Lile” script signature.
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.
Lile Knife "Regular 7" / Script Signed
4" Blade / Brass Hilt / Brown Micarta
Unlined Thong Hole / Shop Stamped
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 an area of carbon staining on the back side of the blade.
This an unused script signed Lile Regular 7 with thick, dark colored wood scales. An early 1970's knife -- the blade is script signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile"..
This an unused script signed Lile Regular 7 with light colored wood scales. An early 1970's knife -- the blade is script signed "Hand Made by James B. Lile".
Jimmy Lile Knife – Baby Reg. 7 #10
2.5” Tool Steel / Lile Stamp / No Dot
Interframe with Ivory Handle Insert
A great knife for the Lile collector who might be looking for something unusual / unique. Jimmy's script signed and no dot interframe Reg 7's aren't too common
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.
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