In the true spirit of trapping we use everything at our disposal to make our sets. This is why the soup can trap is so different from other traps because you provide one of the key components of the trap. You supply the outside body of the trap from any soup can with a 3" opening. This saves you money by allowing you to use something most people would throw away. The can protects your trap and its internal components. When the can wears out, put on a new one. It is that simple! The trap is designed to catch the inside lip of the can left from using a regular can opener. The trap is made from 12 gauge flat iron and 18 gauge pipe, a strong torsion spring, and a hardened steel wire hair trigger mechanism. The face of the trap has a 1/4" hole on one side for fixing the trap to objects by means of wire, staple, screw, or nail. It comes equipped with a 1 foot 1/0 loop trap chain and heavy metal swivel.