Your single source for the finest military gear, law enforcement gear, and homeland security equipment.
Gear provided by:
Welcome. Please Create an account or Sign in.
P-38 Can Opener
Item#  27960
P-38 Can Opener

Click an image for a larger view
Customer Rating:    (Read Reviews | Write a Review)
Quantity:
Price: $1.99 - $3.99
Color Key: Color Key
Please select an option above to add it to the cart.
Description/Features
The P-38 Can Opener is a key chain sized and consists of a short metal blade that serves as a handle (and also a screwdriver to the resourceful), with a small, hinged metal tooth that folds out to pierce the can lid.
  • 1.5" Stamped Steel tool
  • Can be attached to your key ring or dog tag chain
  • The ultimate multi-tool - 39 uses for the P-38
  • Uses:
    • Can opener
    • Seam ripper
    • Screwdriver
    • Clean fingernails
    • 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
    • Bottle opener
    • Gut fish (in the field)
    • Scale fish (in the field)
    • Test for 'doneness' when baking on a camp fire
    • Prying items
    • Strip wire
    • Scrape pans in the field
    • Lift key on flip top cans
    • Chisel
    • Barter
    • Marking tool
    • Deflating tires
    • Clean sole of boot/shoe
    • Pick teeth
    • Measurement
    • Striking flint
    • Stirring coffee
    • Puncturing plastic coating
    • Knocking on doors
    • Morse code
    • Box cutter
    • Opening letters
    • Write emergency messages
    • Scratch an itch
    • Save as a souvenir
    • Rip off rank for on-the-spot promotions
    • Bee sting removal tool (scrape off w/ blade)
  • Made in the USA
  • SPECIFY: Single or 10 Pack

    COLOR: Steel


    Weight: 0.06 lbs.
     

    12
    P38 - one item you should never be without

    The versatile P38 is one small item that is worth its weight. Besides the obvious use these little guys can do a lot more in a pinch. With the 10 packs now you can stow one in just about all your gear that you travel with, take to the field or at home. They are also durable if you don't lose them. I still have my original P38 that dates back to 1974 and the 10 pack will let me keep a P38 in any gear or pack I carry for whatever purpose.
    Michael Purtee - February 18, 2013
    MUST HAVE

    I still have the first one I got in Vietnam in 1968 (45 years ago!). It is on my key chain. It has gone through airport security in the USA, Europe and Mexico numerous times with no problems. If you don't have one, get one. It is a must have item.
    ROSS CLARK - February 17, 2013
    kamper

    I gave away my P38 years ago, and regretted it ever since. I just got the 10 pack I ordered, I'll never do without this handy little tool again!
    Michael Gengarelly - June 14, 2010
    The only can opener you'll ever need

    The P-38 is the only can opener I still have after thirty years because it is the only one that still works.
    Alfred Cook - March 30, 2009
    Great Item, don't be caught without one

    This is a truly great piece of military equipment. I always have one tucked in my ruck or on my keychain. At one of our field exercises some of my buddies were ripping open their MREs and sometimes the contents would fall out onto the ground or in some cases fly across the room. I told them to try my handy p-38 and their eyes lit up, apparently many young military personnel have never seen one of these. Being an third generation Army brat i recommend every soldier have one.
    Michael McCarty - January 24, 2009
    12
    Click a logo for more products:
    BasicGear
    U.S. Cavalry / 2855 Centennial Ave / Radcliff, KY 40160 / Toll Free Inside U.S. 1.800.777.7172 / Outside U.S. 01-270-351-1164