Black Genuine GI US Military P-38 Can Opener - Can Opener. Fits On Key Chain. 1.5" Long. Great Backpacking Tool! Dimensions: 1.5" x 5/8" (Inches), Tip Extends .5". MIL-J-0837 Printed on Can Opener. Light weight.
One of the smartest & greatest invention of the army. Small & easy to carry around. Faster than a normal can opener if the user has experience. The can opener is a small folding blade used to open canned rations (such as K-rations or C-rations) amongst many other uses.
Great Uses for the P38 Can Opener: 1. Can opener, 2. Seam ripper, 3. Screwdriver,4. Clean fingernails, 5. Cut fishing line, 6. Open paint cans,7. Window scraper, 8. Scrape around floor corners, 9. Digging, 10. Clean out groove on tupper ware lids, 11. Reach in and clean out small cracks, 12.Scrape around edge of boots, 13. Bottle opener, 14. Gut fish (in the field), 15. Scale fish (in the field), 16. Test for completion when baking on a camp fire, 17. Prying items, 18. Strip wire, 19. Scrape pans in the field, 20. Lift key on flip top cans, 21. Chisel, 22. Barter,23. Marking tool, 24. Deflating tires, 25. Clean sole of boot/shoe, 26.Pick teeth, 27. Measurement, 28. Striking flint, 29. Stirring coffee,30. Puncturing plastic coating, 31. Knocking on doors, 32. Morse code,33. Box cutter, 34. Opening letters, 35. Write emergency messages, 36.Scratch an itch, 37. Save as a souvenir, 38. Rip off rank for on-the-spot promotions, 39. Bee sting removal tool (scrape off with blade). MIL-J-0837. Silver Colored. GI type US military can openers.
P38 Can Opener Directions & Instructions: Open Blade. Place opener on top of can and insert sharp edge into the can. Twist down to puncture slot in can top inside rim. Cut top by advancing opener with rocking motion. Take small bites. Sterilize before re-use. Tie string through hole opener to wash and sterilize with mess-gear if possible. When boiling water is unavailable, clean opener as thoroughly as possible and hold cutting blade over a match flame a few seconds immediately before use.