Lightweight Folding Hand Intrenching Tool
The intrenching tool is intended for digging, breaking hard ground, clearing brush or undergrowth, and cutting roots, saplings, and small trees.
The intrenching tool is 9 1/2 inches long when collapsed and about 23 1/2 inches long when fully extended. It has a hollow triangular-shaped handle. One edge of the blade is sharpened for cutting; the other edge is serrated to aid in digging, in addition to serving as a chopping device. The blade can be adjusted into a various positions by loosening the locking nut at the blade end of the handle, adjusting the blade to the desired position, and tightening the locking nut.
- FM 21-15, 1977, pp. 188-189.
- LP/P DES 21-69, superseded by MIL-I-43684, and then superseded by A-A-59337.