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P-38 Can Opener

sku# P38

Price: $3.00

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The P-38 is known as a John Wayne by the United States Marine Corps, either because of its toughness and dependability,or because of an unsubstantiated story that the actor had been shown in an as-yet-unidentified training film opening a can of K-Rations. The can opener is pocket-sized, approximately 1.5 inches (38 mm) long, and consists of a short metal blade that serves as a handle, with a small, hinged metal tooth that folds out to pierce the can lid. A notch just under the hinge point keeps the opener hooked around the rim of the can as the device is "walked" around to cut the lid out. A larger version called theP-51 is somewhat easier to operate. (SEE ITEM P-51) The handle portion can also double as a flat-blade screwdriver.
The P-38 is approximately 38 mm (1.5 in) long

 Buy 4 for $3.00 or buy 25 for $16.99

43 Uses for the P-38:
can opener:
  1. all-purpose toothpick
  2. fingernail cleaner
  3. splinter remover
  4. flat-head screwdriver – use one of the ends
  5. phillips-head screwdriver – use one of the corners
  6. bottle opener
  7. box cutter
  8. letter opener
  9. chisel
  10. stirrer
  11. neck slasher (women used to carry to use in case of attack)
  12. seam ripper
  13. cut fishing line
  14. open paint cans
  15. window scraper
  16. scrape around floor corners
  17. digging
  18. clean out groove on Tupperware lids
  19. reach in and clean out small cracks
  20. scrape around edge of boots
  21. {in the field} gut fish
  22. {in the field} scale fish
  23. test for “doneness” when baking on a camp fire
  24. prying items
  25. strip wire
  26. scrape pans in the field
  27. lift key on flip top cans
  28. barter
  29. marking tool
  30. deflating tires
  31. measurement
  32. striking flint
  33. puncturing plastic coating
  34. knocking on doors
  35. Morse Code
  36. write emergency messages
  37. scratch an itch
  38. save as a souvenir
  39. rip off rank for on the spot promotion
  40. carburetor repair tool
  41. bee sting removal tool (scrape off w/ blade)
  42. knife sharpener

 

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