Jimmy Lile Sly II Survival Knife
9" Bead Blasted Blade Stamped LILE / No Dot
12 Sawteeth: 8 Split and 4 Rake
Double Lugged Guard Drilled for Lanyards
Hollow Unwrapped (bare) Handle
Removable Knurled Butt Cap w/ Compass
Johnson Sheath w/ EZ Lap Sharpener
New Black Canvas Carry Case
Original 25 Years LILE Knives T-Shirt
Summary: unused, an excellent example of a long-bladed Sly II. The bead blasted blade finish is in excellent shape, high probability that this is D2 steel. One rub in the finish front side down near the tip and a few extremely light handling marks that can be seen in the photos, really only visible if you turn the blade in direct light. Other than that this one is super nice, original edges and has definitely not been carried or used. The original compass is in the butt cap and functions properly, overall condition is easily excellent+++ and easily an 8.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.
The Johnson sheath is in excellent condition with a few scuffs / spots / storage marks here and there, all typical for a sheath this age. A dent at the throat from knife storage, Johnson stamp and “9” (blade length) on the back. The EZ Lap sharpener had some tarnish on it but cleaned up nicely.
Bonus: new / old stock “25 Years Lile Knives” t-shirt, size x-large.
12 photos for review -- as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. All said and done, this is an exceptionally nice long-bladed Sly II that has never been used or seen field use. A great knife to buy for collection / investment purposes, obviously a great knife to have on your hip for survival use. Rambo 5 Last Blood just around the corner... can’t wait! Thanks and good luck.