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Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X

ch Offline Sneider

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Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
on: July 09, 2022, 06:36:43 PM
The idea of modding a Popular-X has been in my head for a long time.(Just add scissors to a popular)
For years I've been searching unsuccessfully for a broken, narrow 84mm model with still usable scissors that is no longer worth restoring or collecting.
Some time ago another SAK guy gave me one of these. (Thanks again Bernhard!)  :salute:

Namely this old, rare model 74 with scales made of an unsuitable (as Victorinox later realized) plastic that crumbles and attacks the nickel silver plates, which often completely destroys these knives. That's why there is almost nothing left of these models. Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos of it before and during disassembly.


Well here is my Popular-X mod, I'm very happy with it! My new gentleman's knife for urban festivities.  :D


Comparison with a Model 74 Cellidor, Model 75 Horn and Model 76 Horn (all 84mm)


Comparison with a 93mm and wider 84mm Alox


What do you think about that?
Does "PopularX" fit as a name or do you have better suggestions?
Other owners of narrow 84mm models with scissors here? I would be very happy to see photos of it!
« Last Edit: July 09, 2022, 06:54:31 PM by Sneider »
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #1 on: July 09, 2022, 06:44:56 PM
 :like: Those are wonderful. I think the narrow 84m and 75mm sizes were great. I guess you used 74mm scissors? These are two of my favorites for carrying to suit and tie affair.
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #2 on: July 09, 2022, 06:56:37 PM
:like: Those are wonderful. I think the narrow 84m and 75mm sizes were great. I guess you used 74mm scissors? These are two of my favorites for carrying to suit and tie affair.

Those are two beauties! Thanks for showing here! :like:
No, I used the 84mm scissors from the disassembled 84mm knife.
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #3 on: July 09, 2022, 08:28:38 PM
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #4 on: July 10, 2022, 12:07:10 AM
Love the Popular-X!  :like: :tu: :hatsoff:
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #5 on: July 10, 2022, 02:33:50 AM
The idea of modding a Popular-X has been in my head for a long time.(Just add scissors to a popular)


What do you think about that?
Does "PopularX" fit as a name or do you have better suggestions?


Nice "PopularX" Sneider! :like: :tu: :tu:

I think "PopularX" is a great name for it. :cheers:


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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #6 on: July 10, 2022, 08:49:35 AM
 :iagree: Excellent work, Schneider!  :like: :like:


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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #8 on: July 10, 2022, 05:48:14 PM
Well.  That's just superb Sneider.   :clap:  I love the slim 84mm frame size and a pair of scissors would suit me down to the ground.
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #9 on: July 11, 2022, 08:58:14 PM
Thank you guys.  :cheers:

Here are some comparison photos with the thin Popular and a Pocket Pal that is exactly the same thickness as my PopularX Mod at 8.5mm.


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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #10 on: July 11, 2022, 11:11:14 PM
Excellent Mod and great job.


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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #11 on: July 12, 2022, 02:50:15 AM
That's brilliant!  :o


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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #12 on: July 13, 2022, 09:48:17 PM
Not usually a massive fan of the popular but that’s a very elegant mod indeed.


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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #13 on: July 15, 2022, 08:38:15 PM
OK this is the perfect mod , it may be my favorite knife.
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Now do it on a 75mm Red alox Student  ;)


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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #14 on: July 16, 2022, 03:54:41 PM
Sneider, this is awesome!  Well done and I love your Popular X, and thanks for showing the whole family.  Super neat collection!


ch Offline Sneider

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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #15 on: July 17, 2022, 12:41:47 AM
Thank you guys.   :cheers:
The only difficult thing about this mod for me was just finding a pair of scissors that aren't too good to be used for a mod. Once you have the parts, all you have to do is put them together and rivet them.

@jaydar: I thought about it for a moment... Or mill 61mm OC scales yourself and anodize them red...  :ahhh
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #16 on: July 25, 2022, 04:24:01 PM
That Model 75 with the long file is wonderful.  Searching sakwiki and Google, I don't get anything for Model 75.  What else might this be called?

Thanks.
My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master


ch Offline Sneider

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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #17 on: July 25, 2022, 09:39:41 PM
That Model 75 with the long file is wonderful.  Searching sakwiki and Google, I don't get anything for Model 75.  What else might this be called?

Thanks.

These are the model numbers from old Victorinox catalogues. I don't know any other names for these knives.

Here is a link to SAKWiki with the catalog from 1946. The  model 75 is on page 6
https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3665&display=true
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Re: Narrow 84mm with scissors and my Popular-X
Reply #18 on: July 25, 2022, 11:41:34 PM
These are the model numbers from old Victorinox catalogues. I don't know any other names for these knives.

Here is a link to SAKWiki with the catalog from 1946. The  model 75 is on page 6
https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3665&display=true

Thanks for the link.  How did you stumble across your knife?
My Mods: 58mm Workshop, 91mm Picnicker, CyberCompact

Some Fav's: 74mm's in general, Salesman, Pocket Tool Chest, MiniChamp, CyberTool 34/M, Compact
Likely to pick up soon:  Cheese Master, something with a pruner blade
Always keeping an eye out:  stainless with guilloche, interesting inlay logos
If I had a few extra hundred $:  91mm with long file, Wine Master


 

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