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Home Products Beretta USA Jimmy Lile Set #15

Price$4,495.00
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Beretta USA Jimmy Lile Set #15

by Beretta, Lile, Jimmy

SKU 1013087

Date Added 08/27/2020

# Available 1

Price $4,495.00

Overview

This set by Jimmy Lile was made for Beretta USA Corp in commemoration of his 20th year as a full time knife maker. There were supposed to be 200 sets made, this one is #15. There is some conflicting info in my research, but I don't believe all the sets were finished before Jimmy passed away. 

The set includes three knives, the first is a large skinning or carving knife, .177" blade stock and 1.117" blade depth, full tapered tang construction with American black walnut scales attached with hidden stainless steel rivets. 6.5" blade 11.25" overall. 

The second is a large clip point bowie with false top edge, .229" blade stock and 1.946" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a stainless steel guard, turned collar and butt, and a spiral fluted American black walnut grip. 10" blade 15" overall. 

The third knife is a drop point hunter, .180" blade stock and 1.003" blade depth, full tapered tang construction with American black walnut scales attached with hidden stainless steel rivets. 3.75" blade 8.25" overall. 

This set of knives comes in a glass top display case with key lock. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity hand signed by James B. Lile and dated April 17, 1989. All three knives have D2 blade steel. The set is in excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 10

Overall Length 15

Weight (oz) 30.4

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Hidden Tang, Tapered Tang

Blade Material D2

Blade Details Clip Point, Drop Point, Upswept/Trailing

Handle Material Metallic, Wood

Other Details Tactical

About the Maker

Beretta

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Lile, Jimmy
Lile, Jimmy

Hi, I’m John Hill, owner of Lile Knives, LLC. Some years ago, I and a former partner purchased all rights to the Lile brand from Marilyn Lile. I have always had the ultimate respect for Marilyn and Jimmy and their products. My goal is to deliver the best custom knife of this type in the world. Our current maker, Vaughn Neeley, is a 37-year, veteran, custom knifemaker. Vaughn uses only the finest materials in the world. Everything is made in his shop with the exception of the compass and twine. They’re all hand-ground, perfectly fitted and finished – custom style. Other people copy Jimmy’s knives, some are okay. We are not the cheapest, but we are the best. Jimmy Lile crafted the legendary First Blood Knife used in Rambo. In honor of his iconic creation, we have continued to produce Jimmy Lile’s knives to the highest standards of custom knife making today. We call these tributes to the Lile legacy, “Next Generation” Lile knives. Jimmy Lile’s life has also been commemorated in our book James B Lile, The Arkansas Knifesmith – Knife Maker to the World. Discussing not only his unique approaches to perfecting his knife designs, the book also gives insight to the upcoming of this amazingly talented knifesmith. Jimmy passed away in 1991.