500 pieces / 1 box. The Army's greatest invention. Small and light to carry around. Faster than a normal can opener if the user has sufficient experience. List of p38 uses by the pentagon: 1. Can opener, 2. Seam ripper, 3. Screwdriver, 4. Clean fingernails, 5. Cut fishing line, 6. Open paint cans, 7. Window scraper, 8. Scrape around floor corners, 9. Digging, 10. Clean out groove on tupperware lids, 11. Reach in and clean out small cracks, 12. Scrape around edge of boots, 13. Bottle opener, 14. Gut fish (in the field), 15. Scale fish (in the field), 16. Test for 'doneness' when baking on a camp fire, 17. Prying items, 18. Strip wire, 19. Scrape pans in the field, 20. Lift key on flip top cans, 21. Chisel, 22. Barter, 23. Marking tool, 24. Deflating tires, 25. Clean sole of boot/shoe, 26. Pick teeth, 27. Measurement, 28. Striking flint, 29. Stirring coffee, 30. Puncturing plastic coating, 31. Knocking on doors, 32. Morse code, 33. Box cutter, 34. Opening letters, 35. Write emergency messages, 36. Scratch an itch, 37. Save as a souvenir, 38. Rip off rank for on-the-spot promotions, 39. Bee sting removal tool (scrape off with blade). MIL-J-0837. Silver colored. GI type US military p-38 can opener (500 pieces). Printed on box: Opener, canned ration, p-38-5-6879, QTY 500. p 38.