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#141341 - 07/25/08 01:58 PM Securing a P-51 on a keyring.
Erik_B Offline

Registered: 08/10/07
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I'm a big fan of the John Wayne can opener, and have at least a dozen scattered about my various kits. I've found that after using one a few times, the blade doesn't stay folded. this wouldn't be too much of a problem except the one on my keyring tends to get snagged on stuff. Until now i just dealt with it, but a few minutes ago I cut my thumb open on it. So i just thought i'd give a heads up to all those who have one on their keyring.
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#141342 - 07/25/08 02:08 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: Erik_B]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3560
Loc: Spring, Texas
I carry one on my keyring and keep the blade secured with a bandaid. The cushion part of the bandaid keys the blade in place and also keeps the hinge from snagging on stuff.

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#141344 - 07/25/08 02:30 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: Blast]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
I just put scotch tape around the blade, probably placed much like Blast's bandaid.

#141346 - 07/25/08 02:35 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: Dan_McI]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
I have one on my key ring; itís been there for 35+ years. About 3 or 4 times a year I get poked in the leg by it when it gets flipped open. Never got cut by it. Not a real problem or me.

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#141365 - 07/25/08 04:11 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: BobS]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Chuck Norris used to carry John Wayne's P 38. The Duke let Chuck do the bleeding.

#141398 - 07/25/08 06:09 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 1986
Loc: NE Illinois
I think in Chuck's hands that P-38 could be an AWESOME weapon!!

... but the bandaid would have to come off first.

On second thought I think Chuck Norris could kill someone with a bandaid.

#141400 - 07/25/08 06:13 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: KenK]
el_diabl0 Offline

Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 301
Loc: NE Ohio
I use a rubber band
Improvise, adapt, and overcome

#141410 - 07/25/08 06:45 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: Erik_B]
rescueguru Offline

Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 119
Loc: Southeastern USA
I carry one loose in my pocket and after getting poked in the leg a few times, secured the blade with a small piece of heat shrink tubing. Works well and can be easily removed and replaced as needed.
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#141414 - 07/25/08 07:14 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: Erik_B]
LED Offline

Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
I wrap mine with this (orange) tape. Stays on, never leaves a residue and easy to peel off.


#141415 - 07/25/08 07:23 PM Re: Securing a P-51 on a keyring. [Re: LED]

I feel like I'm missing out on some exclusive can opener club...

The P-51 society.

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