"Lile, Jimmy (1934-1991) (Craftsman)
Lile was the Russellville craftsman best known as "The Arkansas Knifemaker." His patented "Lile Lock" folding knife is displayed in the Smithstonian. He also created the original knives used in the first two Rambo movies starring Slyvester Stallone. His wife continues his work and world reknowned masterpieces
There was a period of time where Greco and the remaining employees were making Lile knives. These are identified by a dot over the Lile name on the blade. Regardless the shop closed a few years ago.
Jimmy has been dead for many years now. For a while after his death, his wife Marilyn as noted above kept his shop going with the aid of key people, most importantly Lynn Griffith who supposedly was Jimmy Lile's shop foreman. The knives made in his patterns after his death were marked with a dot over the I to differentiate whether they were original Liles, or post death pieces.
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