Summary: unused and easily near mint with nothing but patina / tarnish on the brass guard and butt cap. This one’s a beauty, tucked away and obviously cared for. Original edges (clip is sharpened) and black cord wrap, LILE with no dot stamped on the blade. All said and done, an easy 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.
The sheath looks a bit like a Johnson but probably by a maker used before Johnson started making sheaths for Jimmy. Stitching all in good shape, the snap functions as it should. Sterile without writing, condition easily excellent+++ with a few handling marks front and back and a line at the throat from knife storage.
8 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. These no dot Lile Combat knives are becoming really tough to find for sale, this one is in better condition than any I’ve seen in the last five years or so. No shit... this is about as good as it gets. Thanks and good luck.