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12/09/2010

Jimmy Lile's Deathwind

A little known fact, but the well known maker Jimmy Lile made a Fighter model that he named the Deathwind. The knife first appeared in the early to mid-1990's. I first saw it on Mr. Lile's table at one of the New York Custom Knife Shows (year unclear). What struck me was the similarity between the Deathwind and Bob's Stalker Model. When I asked Bob about it, he mentioned that it was a sore point, but that he noticed Mr. Lile started making the Deathwind after visiting his table at the Guide Show that July and looking at the Stalker. Bob then asked that I don't mention it to anyone.

I think it's time for that promise to be broken.

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