who imported this Ichiro Hattori mfg. knife?

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who imported this Ichiro Hattori mfg. knife?

Postby onehikes » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 pm

This knife is almost identical to the Ichiro Hattori mfg. Sharp 1000s knife sold by k-mart in the late 70's but I cannot find out who this importer was. Logo: handmade with a star m inside it.
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Ichiro Hattori site where he displays this knife; http://hattoricollector.com/2015/10/01/beretta-and-valor/.

To see this knife as well as a Sharp1000S go to my store: https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/catalog/index.php?route=common/home&member_id=284

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Re: who imported this Ichiro Hattori mfg. knife?

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:48 pm

I don't know but back when the Hattori's were reasonable, I had an itch for one but never scratched it. I thought they were a cheap, second rate knife. Sure wish I had picked up one of those sub-hilt models. Can't afford 'em now.
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Re: who imported this Ichiro Hattori mfg. knife?

Postby onehikes » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:20 am

I have found even the less expensive ones that were made by Hattori can really cut well and are extremely sharp.

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Re: who imported this Ichiro Hattori mfg. knife?

Postby robbobus » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:30 am

K-Mart!

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Re: who imported this Ichiro Hattori mfg. knife?

Postby onehikes » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:05 pm

thanks but Sharp brand knives imported the 1000s for sale to k-mart. This knife was imported by someone else. K-mart is a retailer, not an importer.

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Re: who imported this Ichiro Hattori mfg. knife?

Postby onehikes » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:02 pm

Thought I would post pictures of both knives in Excellent condition, the Sharp 1000S and the Handmade Star M mfg.by Ichiro Hattori. Still looking for the importer of the Handmade Star M.
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