Summary: this is a Jimmy Lile model 8 with LILE stamped (no dot) blade and very nice looking, nicely matching stag scales. This one’s also drilled and lined for a lanyard, brass hardware throughout. The knife is unused and looks pretty much brand new, a bit of patina on the pins and lanyard sleeve but that’s about it.
1/8” blade stock with a non tapering tang. OAL: 7-1/4”.
The pouch sheath is presumably original to the knife and was made by Jim Buffaloe. Jim was providing leather to Jimmy back in the early to late 1980’s, figure this knife was made during that time period. Lile and Buffaloe stamps on the back, never on a belt and in excellent condition with light handling and knife storage marks.
7 photos for review – as shown, a black canvas carry case is included. This neat little Lile skinning knife is worth every penny of the asking price, a great one to buy and tuck away for collection / investment purposes. Thanks and good luck.