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P 38 Can Opener

P 38 Can Opener

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Rs 50.00

P-38 Can Opener

Know As 'The Army's Greatest Invention' the P-38, Developed In 1942, Is A Small Can Opener Issued In The Canned Field Rations Of The United States Armed Forces From World War Ii To The 1980S. Originally Designed For And Distributed In The K-Ration, It Was Later Included In The C-Ration.

The P-38 Is Known As A "John Wayne" By The U.S. 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, 38Mm, In Length) And Consists Of A Short Metal Blade That Serves As A Handle (Which Doubles As A Flat-Blade Screwdriver), 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.

43 Reasons To Carry a P-38:

  • Can Opener
  • All-Purpose Toothpick
  • Fingernail Cleaner
  • Splinter Remover
  • Flat-Head Screwdriver – Use One Of The Ends
  • Phillips-Head Screwdriver – Use One Of The Corners
  • Bottle Opener
  • Box Cutter
  • Letter Opener
  • Chisel
  • Stirrer
  • Neck Slasher (Women Used To Carry To Use In Case Of Attack)
  • Seam Ripper
  • Cut Fishing Line
  • Open Paint Cans
  • Window Scraper
  • Scrape Around Floor Corners
  • Digging
  • Clean Out Groove On Tupperware Lids
  • Reach In And Clean Out Small Cracks
  • Scrape Around Edge Of Boots
  • {In The Field} Gut Fish
  • {In The Field} Scale Fish
  • Test For “Doneness” When Baking On A Camp Fire
  • Prying Items
  • Strip Wire
  • Scrape Pans In The Field
  • Lift Key On Flip Top Cans
  • Barter
  • Marking Tool
  • Deflating Tires
  • Measurement
  • Striking Flint
  • Puncturing Plastic Coating
  • Knocking On Doors
  • Morse Code
  • Write Emergency Messages
  • Scratch An Itch
  • Save As A Souvenir
  • Rip Off Rank For On The Spot Promotion
  • Carburetor Repair Tool
  • Bee Sting Removal Tool (Scrape Off W/ Blade)
  • Knife Sharpener
Brand Name Olive Planet
Color Silver
Length Below 10 cm