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    "The Arkansas Knifesmith".

    Reproduction Searles Bowie Knife by Jimmy Lile.
    Circa 1976-1991. Inspired by the Searles-Fowler knife on display at the Alamo, presented in the late 1830s by Rezin Bowie to Henry Waller Fowler of the U.S. Dragoons, this knife was made by renowned knifemaker Jimmy Lile of Russellville, Arkansas. The straight back blade is of stainless steel, 9-1/4"?in length with a hand rubbed finish, marked LILE; overall length is 14". The ebony handle has raised panels on each side, each checkered and inlaid with tiny silver pins; escutcheons are inlaid on obverse and reverse. No sheath. Excellent, knife is unused but has some scratches and dings that could be polished out.
    From the Ex Jack Royse Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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