Summary: an awesome Lile model 2 with 5" blade, brass guard and butt, and fingered stag handle. All metal engraved (guard and butt), even the spacers were embellished! Engraver unknown, I could not find a signature or initials anywhere. The knife has not been used and still has the original edge – blade stamped LILE with no dot. Condition is excellent++++, nothing but the lightest of handling / insertion marks to be found. The stag is thick with beautiful coloring, perfect condition without checks or cracks.
The belt sheath made by Jim Buffaloe with his and the Lile shop stamp on the back. The sheath is in excellent+++ condition with some scuffs and handling marks on both sides. Please note photo 10, there is a slit in the back down by the toe where the tip of the knife penetrated the leather at some point. It can be repaired or left alone, just be careful if and when inserting the knife in to the sheath. The previous owner purchased and extra Lile shop issue sheath for the knife, marked 2-5 on the back in ink. Sheath 2 is also in excellent condition, some handling marks but all relatively minor.
10 photos for review – as shown, a black canvas carry case is included. This is a very fair price on this package – a wonderful knife to buy if you've been looking for a Lile stag hunter for your collection. The extra sheath is worth over $100 all on it’s own, take advantage as you won’t find a better buy on an embellished Lile knife with two sheaths. Thanks and good luck.