Found the following on WorthPoint. It was originally part of a description on eBay so take it for what it's worth.
"Offered for your consideration is a BIG Art Ullis Buffalo Skinner. These were inported by Art Ullis, Inc. out of Tacoma Washington. The blade is marked on the left side "Art Ullis, Tacoma 7 Washington Made In Germany" and also has the intials "AU" stamped below a rising sun logo framed in a square."
Saw both Germany and Japan mentioned as the country of origin for the knives he imported.
Forged on the anvil of discipline.
The Few. The Proud.
This country has become more about sub-groups than about it's unity as a nation.
"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012