Jimmy Lile Knife
Very Early 6" Sly II
6" Blade w/ Sawteeth, D2 Steel
LILE Stamp, No Dot
Double Lugged Guard
Green Cord Wrap Hollow Handle
Skull Crusher Butt Cap w/ Early Compass
Original Johnson Sheath w/ EZ Lap Sharpener
Black Canvas Carry Case
Certificate of Authenticity from Marily Lile Miller
Summary: another very rare Lile knife, this a 6" Sly II with original edges / green cord wrap and early compass in the butt cap. Very few of these 6" length Sly II's were made, super collectible with original sheath and the COA signed by Marilyn.
The 12 photos tell the tale, this knife has never been used and still has the original edges. You'll find a couple of light rub marks on the blade, a few light handling marks on the guard, and one scuff / abrasion on the back side handle wrap... really no big deal. The early black / white compass is the same used in the original First Blood knives, the cord wrap also the same.
The knife is paired to the original Johnson sheath with EZ Lap sharpener, correctly stamped "6" (blade length) on the back next to the Johnson Sheathery trademark. This sheath is in excellent or better condition with just a few light scuffs / spots from nearly 3 plus decades of storage / handling, all things considered quite minor.
12 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case and signed Certificate of Authenticity both included. This would be a great knife for collection / investment purposes, I can't imagine more than a couple of dozen (if that!) of these short-bladed Sly II's were made. Thanks and good luck.