Buyers choice, I’ll update the information below as they sell.
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Summary: 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.
All four boot knives have 3-1/4” blades, all with an overall length of 7”. As stated above, all with the earliest “Lile” script signature.
Condition: all are in excellent or better condition, a few handling marks here and there on the handle scales... the knife with the hollow pins with a bit of staining on the back side of the blade. These little boot’s date back to the late 60’s, you should expect a few fondling marks!
The sheaths are all original shop issue boot sheaths, all with the metal boot / belt clip on the back side. All in excellent condition with minor handling, none have ever been worn.
9 photos for review – no carry cases with these but rest assured I’ll pack them very carefully for shipping. These are all VERY early Lile boot knives and original sheaths, very interesting blade grinds and all with the extended tang. None have been used or carried, totally neat pieces for collection purposes. A couple of them have the sticker residue from Tom’s collection inventory labels, don’t sweat it as it’ll come of quick with just a dab of GooGone or the like. I’ll do it if you want, I just left it on for show and tell purposes. Priced to sell -- thanks and good luck.