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Any other vintage collectors of Parkers, American Blade, Taylor, United Boker, Frost, or STAR brands out there?
Am far from an expert on these brands, but I do own a few! I typically have gone "straight to the horses mouth", with many of my questions answered by Buzz Parker. Have another friend, who I would consider experienced with '80s SEKI produced brands. Drop me line, or a question anytime please! Thanks.
Valor 1700 B Mfg. Seki, Japan- Ichiro Hattori clone of the Buck 119 in the late 70's - 80's.
For more photos and information
That is gorgeous! The info on it is very interesting, thank you for sharing it
That Star knife is interesting. I have a Handmade star knife made by Ichiro Hattori but cannot find information on who was the importer. It is identical to the Sharp 1000s which he made. The Sharp 1000s was sold by K-mart- imagine that.
For more details on the Sharp 1000S: A K-Mart Collectible Knife?
I also have another 1700 series made by Ichiro Hattori in Seki which looks like a Buck 105 clone, but I cannot find any references to it.
So many great knife makers in Seki, Japan in the 70's - 90's and of course even today.
I have a Sharp brand filet knife that has the same style look as the wood handled sheath knives.
I will try to locate it and see what is says on it.
I may also have a Sharp folder somewhere that I will look for.
And Kmart is the only place I ever saw a Sharp brand knife for sale, of course I haven't looked
for just that brand.