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How to keep a P51 closed?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by epicelite, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. epicelite

    epicelite Loaded Pockets

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    When on your keychain, how do you keep it closed?

    A rubber band seems kinda lame. :|
     
  2. Brules

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    An "O" ring works for me.
     
  3. epicelite

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    That's pretty much the same as a rubber band tho. :|
     
  4. xtestifyx

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    Double sided tape...?
     
  5. 50ft-trad

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    I use a section of bike inner tube LENGTHWAYS over it, cut to full width - just fits nice. Then punched a hole through and put a split ring through.
    Now it has a full cover which can be "peeled" back for use but is still attached doesnt get lost. Also stops "rattle"
    Hope that makes sense
     
  6. epicelite

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    The P51 I keep on a keychain has a tiny piece of blue sticky-tack in between the two pieces. It has never come apart accidentally since I did this. Before I started doing this, I had stopped carrying one in my pocket, because it would occasionally open up and stab me in the leg.
     
  8. 50ft-trad

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    here we go ....

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  9. epicelite

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    Oh Icee it now. :3

    Doesn't the rubber kind of smell though?
     
  10. 50ft-trad

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    LOL - Yeah, if you stick it up your snout :lol

    To be honest I have an appauling sense of smell so doesn't bother me in the slightest, so can't really comment fairly on that.

    Works for me though - keeps it tidy, quiet and safe
     
  11. grimm_kaosboy

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    I just use a little tape. Worked for me for the past few years.
     
  12. johnnytest

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    Crimp down on the hing area so it does not flop open easily.

    --Johnny
     
  13. tiktok 22

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    Scroll down until you see the header about the P-38 retainer clip. Can be made from a paper clip. I have used this method for more than five years with no accidental openings whatsoever.

    http://www.georgia-outfitters.com/page52.shtml
     
  14. Thujone

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    Brilliant!
     
  15. Chocula

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    I use a twist tie (wire between two narrow sheets of plastic). I remove some of the side plastic to reduce the width and insert it into the hinge.

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  16. ERCCRE456

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    Hey thanks for posting this! I just ordered a couple and was wondering how to keep them closed when they arrived.
     
  17. themadplumbarian

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    Heat shrink tube, unless its going to be used all the time, but if it is a emergence only, i would cut a small piece of heat shrink, and wallah... JR
     
  18. bluesmedic

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    +1 on the Heatshrink! I use 1/2 inch heatshrink tube: If you heat it gently it'll form fit, and you get a sheath that will slide over the P38 just right. It won't fall off or perish, and doesn't smell.
     
  19. lukem

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    I put a safety pin through the hinge on a P-38 can opener the other day, the whole assembly then rides in a pocket pouch with a bunch of other gear.
    Seems to work for what I want, but might not be the best for open pocket carry. (although, if you found a really small safety pin...)

    I like the inner tube idea! might have to try that...
     
  20. mjbine

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    I like the tube idea. Might have to give that a try.