25 Comments on "P-51 Can Opener Demo – Urban Survival"

  1. gigantopithecus01 | September 5, 2010 at 1:37 am |

    Does anyone know where to get quality p38 or p51? The one I got from Giant Camping Supplier seems a little weak. The p38s I used to buy as a kid from the now-closed surplus store were very sturdy little things.

  2. envirosponsible | September 5, 2010 at 1:58 am |

    @mechanicmike69 Thanks for pointing that out.

  3. TheBackyardBushman | September 5, 2010 at 2:29 am |

    Huh. I haven’t bothered because I have my multi tool but that was much faster.

  4. Ahhh, you took my suggestion and got a P51…

  5. blackturtleshow | September 5, 2010 at 4:05 am |

    Great demo!

  6. mechanicmike69 | September 5, 2010 at 4:20 am |

    This is NOT a P-38, this is a P-51, it is much larger than the P-38.

  7. 90% of cans in Australia are pull tabs now….

  8. The large version you there, was designated as P51. It was designed for the larger platoon size cans. Either one is good to have, like you said. I have opened many a can of tuna for lunch with mine.

  9. Ditch the P38 and unpgrade to the larger P51

  10. If you carry it on your keyring, make sure to wrap duct or medical tape around it, otherwise the tip will catch on your pocket.

  11. Have you tried the P-51? It has a slightly longer handle, so it’s easier on the hands and gives better leverage.

  12. those can openers are great

  13. That must be the Canadian can opener. All ours come with pop lids nowadays…

  14. @CdnLifeguard71 AWOL= Absent With Out Leave .
    Its a military term, meaning that a soldier went off with out permission.

  15. flashdamingo | September 5, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    The OZ army version used to come with a bult in spoon & a kinda gold anodized coating.

  16. Great little opener for ONE and I mean 1 can. Any more than that, I will gladly take the weight penalty for a full size manual crank style can opener.

  17. Looks a lot more sturdier than the one I bought made by coghlan’s !

  18. brinkofchange | September 5, 2010 at 10:09 am |

    I had wondered how you use these openers. Thanks for the demonstration.

  19. CdnLifeguard71 | September 5, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    @rooftopeagle What and where is AWOL? Stoney Creek? Is that the name? I will have to check it out.

  20. CdnLifeguard71 | September 5, 2010 at 11:11 am |

    Handy little thing. I have a couple generic models that I keep in my bags.

  21. bushcraftbartons | September 5, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    Nice piece of kit. Looks like it works very well.

  22. Good video explaining their proper use. You would laugh at how I’ve seen some people try to use it. You paid a dollar or two for it? My local surplus store asks only 10 cents each for them new. BTW, they also make a decent straight edge screw driver and a light duty pry tool (like for a paint can).

  23. Very nice info,thanks!

  24. seven47katana | September 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    @DesertKnifeGuru It does

  25. Tacticalgearhead | September 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    Great video and very informative.

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