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3-Knife Set

by Lile, Jimmy

SKU 1017491

Date Added 05/03/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $6,000.00

Price $5,250.00


This Set of knives by the Late Jimmy Lile features a button lock and two drop point hunters. All have satin blades. The fixed blades have nickel silver guards and ivory scales with red scrimshawed double eagle, red liners, nickel silver pins and lanyard hole, the larger knife has .179" blade stock and 1.022" blade depth, the smaller knife has .091" blade stock and .898" blade depth, both have full tapered tangs. The button lock has a nickel silver frame with matching ivory inlays. Comes with a nice presentation box with inlaid ivory double eagle. Has a few light scratches, otherwise excellent condition. One of a kind set.

Note from the consignor: Lile made these knives for Charles R Rittenberry of Tulsa, OK sometime in the late 70s or early 80s. Rittenberry was a wealthy oil man and one of his companies was Double Eagle Production which carried as its logo the German Double Eagle. His planes had the same logo on their tails. I acquired them from Rittenberry sometime in the late 80s and have had them in a safe ever since. They have never been opened or displayed. 

Product Details

Blade Length 3.5

Overall Length 8.25

Closed Length 4.875

Weight (oz) 16.2

Additional Specs

Blade Material Unknown

Blade Details Drop Point

Handle Material Metallic, Tusk & Tooth, C-Tek

About the Maker

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.

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