The Hondo Sting
The Hondo Sting appears to be a further evolution of the Death Dagger but with a headstock-less neck. Maybe too many lead singers were getting impaled or blinded by the Death Dagger headstock ? Or more likely - Hondo was jumping on some sort of "Steinberger-bandwagon".
I've never seen one of these instruments in person but they appear to all be set-neck as well but with some very flashy paint jobs added - as well as body mounted tuners of course. "The Sting" was printed on the lower part of the body - and there was a bass version as well.
If anyone has more info on these - or other variants - please let me know!
The H-2 was also sold as the Mako XK-4 - which appears to be identical except for the headstock logo. The brand Mako doesn't appear to have anything to do with Hondo, so this was probably just an example of the manufacturer selling the same instrument to two different companies, who then applied their own brand. There's a more detailed write-up on this guitar in an older post, here.
Note the form-fit case - with a sheepskin-like lining material !!
Bolt-On Neck Death Daggers
A little more research (mostly via Ebay auctions) has revealed that Hondo also marketed bolt-on neck versions of the H-1 and H-2 - presumably a few years after the set-neck versions and I'd guess as a cost-saving measure.
These had the same body and headstock shapes but in both cases had the neck attached with 6-bolts.
The Hondo brand went into hiatus sometime around 1987 (though it did re-emerge a few years later) and I'd guess that these bolt-on models are from around the end of the Hondo's existence - probably 1985 to 1987.
And the bolt-on version of the H-2, which looks like its also had its "points" softened a little bit - maybe a safety improvement ?