HATTORI handmade 440 FIXED BLADE 8" KNIFE & SHEATH
This knife is listed on the Ichiro Hattori site (below) but I have been unable to find information on the importer using the Star M logo. It is identical to the Sharp Model 1000S that was imported into the US in the late 1970s to 1980s period. 8" OAL, 3.5" Hollow ground blade of 440 steel (many Hattori's were later discovered to use AUS-8 steel) This knife is used as I do not have the box, but perfect. Shows no signs of being sharpened but not guaranteed. The sheath is beautiful. I have been search for one of these for some time. I am in no rush to sell it.
Hattori later issued this knife as the H-109 Drop Point Hunter, with a 3 1/2″ Aus-8 blade, Nickel Silver Bolster and rivets, rounded and shaped grained Mahogany handle with brass lanyard hole.
For more info: http://hattoricollector.com/2015/10/01/beretta-and-valor/.