Jimmy Lile Sly II Hybrid, this one’s rare!
9" Bead Blasted Blade Stamped LILE / No Dot
Saw / No Saw Blade Grind... 1-Off?
Double Lugged Guard Drilled for Lanyards
Hollow Handle w/ Black Cord Wrap
Removable Knurled Butt Cap w/ Compass
(early knife with old style compass)
Custom Buffaloe No Hone Sheath
New Black Canvas Carry Case
Summary: unused with original edge (clip not sharpened), this is a super rare Sly II hybrid with saw / no saw blade grind, lugged guard, wrapped hollow handle and knurled butt cap with old style compass. Condition is easily excellent+++ or better, a couple of light handling marks but mentioned more for accuracy than necessity. The black cord wrap is original and in nearly new condition -- the original early version compass is in the butt cap and functions properly.
The sheath is as rare as the knife. Made by Buffaloe (same sheath maker who made the First Blood sheaths) and notched at the edges to fit the lugged guard. (see photo 9) Buffaloe and Lile shop stamps on the back, condition is excellent+++ with light handling front and back and a line at the throat from past knife storage. No EZ lap with this one, it was made a no hone just like Stallone’s in the movie.
9 photos for review -- as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. All said and done, this is an exceptionally rare custom HYBRID Sly II that has never been used, one that has obviously been tucked away most all it's life. Perfect for most any survival knife collection and priced to sell -- thanks and good luck.