The Mattax has a two-sided metal head between 9-11 inches long: one side is a mattock and the other side is an ax. It comes with a carrying case which can be affixed to the equipment belt or pack. It has a 24-inch handle constructed of wood. The handle is replaceable and separable from the head. Normally one man in the fireteam will have this tool. This tool is for use with the entrenching tool. It will assist in loosening hard ground and chopping through roots.
2,542 in FY 94; 6,126 in FY 95
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