The P-51 Can Opener is a staple item of the prepared individual. This tool has served soldiers and civilians for generations and will undoubtedly continue to do so for years to come.
The P-51 is pocket-sized and consists of a short metal blade that serves as a handle (which also doubles as a flat-blade screwdriver). It has 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.
The P-51 (51mm in length) is the big brother to the P-38 Can Opener. It was designed in the 1980s as the big brother to open #10 cans and the large 36 soldier meal pack or T-Packs. It's about twice the size of the P-38 but about twice as easy to use due to it's larger handle.
Incorporate this little and inexpensive piece of gear into your emergency kit and see how useful the P-51 can be!
|Closed Thickness||0.17 in|
|Opener Length||0.63 in|
|Includes||P-51 Can Opener|