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Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by dd61999, Sep 11, 2007.
I would love to see a pic of that
Here you go:
Paperclip (approx. 0.75 inch long) and needlenose pliers. A wire cutter helps. In this case, the little "hook" could be a little tighter, but haven't had any snags yet, and it makes it easier to pull it out.
Roger Grave's idea - not mine
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKS FOR THE IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just made one as soon as I read this post. It is a very simple mod that works much better tha n the o-ring I had in there. Simple friction holds the modified paper clip in there and you just bend the ends for a grip handle to pull in and out of the p-38.
A BIG HUGE THANKS TO SENOBDEC!!!!!! What a great mod
Not my idea, thank Roger Graves.
It is a great and simple mod.
Hmm...I wonder if you added a small loop to the end of the bent portion of the clip, maybe you could tether the clip to the lanyard hole using a thin chain. That way you wouldn't have to worry about losing the clip every time you slid it out to use the opener.
Anyone think that'd be worth the hassle? :shrug:
Here is the link I used to make mine. It has a lot of great info...
I think that would work for sure...hassle? perhaps a little
I've got a dozen of these on the way...and I also have a few hundred small O-rings kicking around....
My plan is to take a small round file and make notches on either side to "seat" the O-rings....
got the idea from my Atwood crawdaddy and bugbite...
got both the 51 and the 38 from ebay to put them in my 2 PSK survival kits, rella ynice tools
not good to cut for me, any suggestion on how to sharpen with a sharpening stone? would be better if they where sharp.
thanks for the help!!!
The paper clip mod keeps falling out so I went back to the o-ring
Haven't had one of these since I was a Boy Scout, but reading this thread reminded me of how useful they are. I'll be getting some right away!
Try this link. Everything P38 you ever wanted to know. I Have ordered from them in the past.
Good thread, forgotten about these until I read this. Have to add it to the list.
here are some other reasons from that link
THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CAN OPENER.
A P-38 WILL WORK ON ANY SIZE CAN WITH A RIM.
WHEN THE POWER IS OUT OR YOUR ELECTRIC CAN OPENER BITES THE DUST A P-38 CAN SAVE THE DAY.
DON'T GET CAUGHT IN A THUNDERSTORM, HURRICANE OR ICE STORM WITHOUT A WORKING CAN OPENER.
PERFECT FOR CAMPING, HIKING, FISHING OR FOR THE SURVIVALIST IN YOUR FAMILY.
BE SURE TO CARRY A P-38 ON YOUR KEY RING, DOG TAG CHAIN, TACKLE BOX OR IN YOUR 72 HOUR EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT.
GIVE A P-38 TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES.
GIVE A P-38 TO A STRANGER AND THEY WILL HAVE A LOOK OF BEWILDERMENT ON THEIR FACE
OR LOOK UP AT YOU WITH A BIG SMILE AND TELL YOU THEIR P-38 STORY.
REMEMBER THE GI'S GOLDEN RULE: 'ALWAYS MAKE SURE SOMEONE HAS A P-38.'
I've got some P-51's coming from County Comm. Went with those over the P-38 mostly because of the larger size for my big fingers, and reports that they work more easily than the P38.
I carry a P-38 around my neck with some black cord, and I keep the blade closed with a ranger band (bicycle inner tube cut in a thin piece and used just like any other rubber band).
I don't use it much but I like having it there, and it's an authentic US Shelby co type.
Thanks for the link! I have been looking for a P-38.
I'd like to keep one in each of the vehicles and one at work. If it is not too obtrusive, I"ll even throw one on my keychain.
I am so glad to find people who appreciate the P-38 as much as I do! I've had this one for over 24 years....it was my ex husbands when he was in the Army and I loved it more than he did! Funny the things you keep from a divorce :roof: It stays in my kitchen drawer in case of power outage and living in the armpit of Indiana we do have power outages!!!
They came four-to-a-case of C-rations in 'Nam and I kept one on my dogtag chain. I've carried one continuously on my keyring since 1969. I managed to break the first one many years ago and replaced it with the one in the pic. The plating is long worn off. It's a must-have keyring tool for me! Yeah, they can open in your pocket, but it's never been an issue for me. That one was temporarily confiscated at the courthouse when I reported for jury duty once :green: and I always remove it prior to flying.