U.S. G.I. Next Generation Improved Entrenching Tool
This next gen e-tool won its government contract through rigorous testing in combat by the United States Marine Corps. This more modern version of the familiar e-tool has benefited from clever design improvements that make it more durable and lighter weight. Designed to be used as a straight shovel, or with the blade locked at 90 degrees as a pick-hoe. The few important key design improvements are: the ergonomically improved handle is now made of lightweight reinforced fiberglass, the shaft is now reinforced anodized extruded aluminum and the blade is made of hardened carbon steel. The familiar tightening nut has move next to the handle instead of on the blade end keeping operation easier and the tool cleaner. Plain and simple, this is a must own item. Weighs 2.2 lbs. Unused in original manufacturer’s box. NSN# 5120-01-476-7556. NATO Approved. Blade made in Finland by Fiskars. Assembled in USA by Gerber Legendary Blades.