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Old 03-09-2021, 08:39 AM
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The 1991 Catalog has been added to post #1 in this thread. Thanks to Earl Cagle.
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Old 03-10-2021, 09:28 AM
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Interesting to see in the 1991 Catalog, the large #89 set is in standard horizontal chest format (instead of large vertical format), with less items.
I have NEVER seen one of these (or even heard of) outside this catalog.

Pretty much any "Leathercraft" items are gone.
The Craft Swivel Knives and X-Calibre knife have been added.
the #7 blade and #2 blade are now present.
A different 'advanced' Mitre box that I have never seen is now present too.
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The 1980 Catalog has been added to post #1 in this thread. Thanks to Earl Cagle.
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Old 07-07-2021, 07:15 PM
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That "Vice Grip" Mitre Box of page 6 in the newly posted 1980 catalog is one I have never heard of.
May have to check with Sue a about that that one.

This catalog also shows a part number for "Old #19" and "Old #24" blades with the original "wide length" style of those blades, but only available in 100 paks. This catalog identifies those were at least still available as late as 1980.
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The only carriers worse time-wise than DHL is the long-defunct Airborne Distress (Express) and the old Railway Express ( the way E ad F Mini-Max and Enerjet motors had to ship in 60's and 70's).
I'm of the belief that the shipping COMPANIES should have SOLE determination how products should be transported with ZERO regulation by DOT, ATF, FAA, etc other than not while carrying passengers. The current haz-mat charges are nothing but a total RIPOFF SCAMULATION.


Do you remember the shipping company RPS (Roadway Packaging Systems, Inc.) ? They really competed heavily with UPS Ground. RPS started in early 1985, headquartered in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Became Fedex Ground, mid '90s or so.
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That "Vice Grip" Mitre Box of page 6 in the newly posted 1980 catalog is one I have never heard of.
May have to check with Sue a about that that one.


It was interesting to note that the more traditional Xacto tools, i.e., knives and blades, did not appear until page 24 of this 1980 catalog. They went a little more ‘artsy’ too with the line drawings on most all tools. Still, good to have another data point in the Xacto catalog universe.

I have another catalog document from around this same time frame to scan. It is only about 11 pages but I have not been able to find a date on it. It was with the 1980 catalog, along with a 1982 price list, so possibly it is a ‘brief’ 1982 catalog. Will scan here in the next few days and get it out as well.

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Looking forward to seeing your next mini catalog, Earl.

I also noted the largest set offered in the 1980 catalog was the #89 set that I have 2 of.
The #99 set was sadly gone.

The large #98L leathercraft set was still there.
There is one of those in mint unused shape currently on ebay for $249.99. It contains the special #6L knife with the #33 blade installed.
May be worth it as I have never seen one in that shape, but I wouldn't go over $125 for it.
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Yep. 1991 is that long ago. My brother graduated from HS that year.
I was in my Junior year of College and I can remember then like it was yesterday.
Time sure passes fast.

Looking forward to seeing that catalog.
I don't think much has changed in their products since then other than a lot being discontinued.
Oh yeah, that little thing of moving production to China.


gh, X-Acto moved their production to China?
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Yes, Xacto production is now in China.
Think it happened around when they were bought by Elmer's (the glue company).
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The 1981 Catalog has been added to post #1 in this thread. Thanks to Earl Cagle (Earl).
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