Summary: this is an early Lile model 8 with script signed blade and black micarta scales. This one’s also drilled for a lanyard, no lanyard liner or anything ... this was made way before that became popular. The black micarta scales are held in place by brass pins, the knife is unused but does have some pitting along the bottom edge on both sides of the blade. Tarnish on the brass guard and pins, no big deal and will clean up nicely.
1/8” blade stock with a non tapering tang. OAL: 6-5/8”.
The pouch sheath is a later model made by Jim Buffaloe. Made for this skinner model, knife / sheath fit is perfect. Lile and Buffaloe stamps on the back, the sheath is in excellent or better condition with nothing but storage scuffs on both sides.
7 photos for review – as shown, a black canvas carry case is included. This neat little Lile skinning knife is worth every penny of my asking, a great one to own for either use or collection / investment purposes. Thanks and good luck.