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  • Made from hardened carbon steel; nickel plated to resist rusting
  • Stays sharp for years

Imported.

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Carbon steel
Dimensions 1 x 2 inches
Weight Unavailable
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's also known as a P38 It's also known as a P38. The military used to get them with there C-Rations. There's were snap locking, open or closed and were made with good steel. Been carrying mine for over 25 years and its still sharp and still works great. If your in a pinch it also works great as a flat head screw driver. Only problem with my P38 is the hole where the key ring goes is wearing thin. I've bought many of these over the years to hand out to friends, but the quality is not there due to weak metal, that makes then go dull and even bend. I would recommend everone have one of these, but look for a military model made of strong steel.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too bad they only come in 2packs I was on my way camping and I forgot my can-opener. I was swinging by REI off the interstate to pick up some gas canisters for my camp stove, and I grabbed a pack of these for like $3 after tax. Pretty bummed they didn't offer them in singles, really no need for 2 of em. I have a 3rd at home, they could just as easily sell them from a little bin by the register without all the packaging that I then had to turn into landfill. If anyone wants one I now have a small collection of them. :/ For the actual product, this one feels much more flimsy than the one that was handed down to me from my Army father, but worked fine none the less.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not comfortable to use I've had a smaller version of such opener and it was so compact and useful that I decided to buy this opener in addition, to have two. This opener is worse than the older one, because the flap cannot be fixed in either folded or unfolded position. Sharp edge within the can is thicker than I used to have with the older one, and the handle is too big for my hands (average female hands). All in all, this opener works, but it is not comfortable at all. .
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp and gets the job done! I was a little hesitant about this product at first due to its simplicity and cost, but it really does work! This is so small and actually does stay sharp! These actually worked better than the can opener on my boyfriend's Leatherman. I will keep this in my backpack for any and all future trips!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A classic! On a trip last year to Mongolia, we had to use a screw driver to open a can of pears. So, this year, I took about 20 of these for gifts for the drivers and "prizes" for the officers I train. Almost everyone I gave them to put them on their key chains immediately. It is good to practice with it before you need it, and watch out for the pointy tip!
Date published: 2010-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets it done on the outcrop! I use these in the field to open tuna cans (when there isn't time to pack a lunch in the morning). Gets the job done and works great. I had mine attached to a necklace. The only problem is that it's ferrous so I had to take it off when using my brunton.
Date published: 2011-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Betta Then Granpas Hands. I have used these types of openers for some 20 years and have to say, they are simple, straight-forward, and work. You just pop on and manually move around the lid. Like all lids, in the end be careful of the jagged edges. This is the way to go!
Date published: 2009-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works for me It takes a little practice, but it really works great once you get the hang of it. It must be the lightest, smallest available. They have been around over 50 years.
Date published: 2008-11-17
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's also known as a P38 It's also known as a P38. The military used to get them with there C-Rations. There's were snap locking, open or closed and were made with good steel. Been carrying mine for over 25 years and its still sharp and still works great. If your in a pinch it also works great as a flat head screw driver. Only problem with my P38 is the hole where the key ring goes is wearing thin. I've bought many of these over the years to hand out to friends, but the quality is not there due to weak metal, that makes then go dull and even bend. I would recommend everone have one of these, but look for a military model made of strong steel.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too bad they only come in 2packs I was on my way camping and I forgot my can-opener. I was swinging by REI off the interstate to pick up some gas canisters for my camp stove, and I grabbed a pack of these for like $3 after tax. Pretty bummed they didn't offer them in singles, really no need for 2 of em. I have a 3rd at home, they could just as easily sell them from a little bin by the register without all the packaging that I then had to turn into landfill. If anyone wants one I now have a small collection of them. :/ For the actual product, this one feels much more flimsy than the one that was handed down to me from my Army father, but worked fine none the less.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not comfortable to use I've had a smaller version of such opener and it was so compact and useful that I decided to buy this opener in addition, to have two. This opener is worse than the older one, because the flap cannot be fixed in either folded or unfolded position. Sharp edge within the can is thicker than I used to have with the older one, and the handle is too big for my hands (average female hands). All in all, this opener works, but it is not comfortable at all. .
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp and gets the job done! I was a little hesitant about this product at first due to its simplicity and cost, but it really does work! This is so small and actually does stay sharp! These actually worked better than the can opener on my boyfriend's Leatherman. I will keep this in my backpack for any and all future trips!
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A classic! On a trip last year to Mongolia, we had to use a screw driver to open a can of pears. So, this year, I took about 20 of these for gifts for the drivers and "prizes" for the officers I train. Almost everyone I gave them to put them on their key chains immediately. It is good to practice with it before you need it, and watch out for the pointy tip!
Date published: 2010-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets it done on the outcrop! I use these in the field to open tuna cans (when there isn't time to pack a lunch in the morning). Gets the job done and works great. I had mine attached to a necklace. The only problem is that it's ferrous so I had to take it off when using my brunton.
Date published: 2011-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Betta Then Granpas Hands. I have used these types of openers for some 20 years and have to say, they are simple, straight-forward, and work. You just pop on and manually move around the lid. Like all lids, in the end be careful of the jagged edges. This is the way to go!
Date published: 2009-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works for me It takes a little practice, but it really works great once you get the hang of it. It must be the lightest, smallest available. They have been around over 50 years.
Date published: 2008-11-17
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