P-38 Can Opener
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P-38 Can Opener – WWII GI Can Opener

$0.75

18 in stock

5.00 out of 5
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The P-38 WWII Can Opener was developed in 1942, 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 United States Marine Corps, either because of its toughness and dependability,[2] 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.

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  1. 5 out of 5

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    A well made,handy little gadget.

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