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Does it exist - Keychain can/bottle/box opener?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by SOS24, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. SOS24
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    I have been looking for a single keychain tool that could replace a my bottle opener and p-51. If it can do more bonus but I especially need it to be able to open bottles, boxes/packages and cans. I don't want a SAK with a blade because I would prefer to have this be a tool that could be carried everywhere including blade free areas. I like the P-51, but it can bite when in the pocket unless covered and I haven't figured out an easy on/off cover good for frequent use plus would love if I could combine tools. It would be frequently used so I would like it to do the tasks easily, not where you struggle to pop the cap because it is so small or the can opener is just a sharp edge that you have to use brute force to open anything.

    Does something like this exist?
     
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    I don't think you are going to find a keychain can opener, mainly because can openers are much harder to make than bottle openers.

    The P-38 and P-51 openers are very compact. I don't know of any thing else on par with them.

    If you just wish to combine the tools, though, there is the FRED, which combines a P-38, bottle opener, and a spoon, but looks ridiculous.
     
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    There are several improved versions of the P-38 and P-51. Here's an Israeli military one:

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    And here's one by Texsport, that even has a shallow spoon:

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    Both of these are available widely online from eBay on up.

    You can cover the edge of the can opener portion a lot of ways: rubber band, a strip of duct tape (which comes in handy, too), even a thin piece of velcro.
     
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    Even covered with a rubber band, etc. If the can opener doesn't fold, this is just a pocket accident waiting to happen unless it's in a container of some type.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    This might also be of interest to you:

    Vintage: 1970's. Turns up with fair frequency on that popular auction site.

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    Gas Hopper t.m. -3" metal multi-tool. The back of the opener is marked: Trileen MFG. Co of Lexington, VA. This was supposedly a tool that had 5 functions: can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, key chain and self-service gas nozzle holder.

    Might also want to look at the:

    Vargo Titanium Keychain Tool 1.1 or
    Vargo Titanium Keychain Tool 1.2.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out. This opener doesn't fold, but the other by Texsport does.
     
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    I think you could cut a bottle opener notch into a p51 and you could use the small blade to open boxes.

    Unique titanium used to ship out a p51 with every order. I had a small pile of them lying around.
     
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    I cut a "Ranger band" about 1/4" wide from a bicycle inner tube. Put it lengthwise on my P-51. It works great!
     
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    On the internet there are lists of P38/51 uses that mention bottle opener but I could never get one to do that.
     
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    Maybe something like this?
    Mine is Fackelmann brand and work great.
    Bottle openers on each side and lanyard hole...
     
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    Has anyone shown you the trick on how to open a bottle with a bic lighter? It might be pretty similar, but you need to be careful with the edge. I opened a bottle with my Spyderco Dragonfly a few weeks ago with that method. It's a little scratched up, but I think metal would stay together better.

     
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    Yes it does, and it will also clip your finger nails. I had mine for only a couple of days before my young niece swiped it.
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    Just keep your head out of the way..... there's one in every crowd.



    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    What is the name of it?
     
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    Royal number 5034. Purchased from "CRP-Solingen", a German manufacturer and supplier of quality stainless steel scissors and nail clippers, although this one is not made by them but is a brand they stock. They have a .de website and also an evilBay store (don't know if they supply to the USA).
     
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