Here is a Carrier Intrenching NSN8465-21-893-2151 made by Manta Industries in 10/83, which is a variant designed to carry the older e-tool as used in the P51 and P64 websets. It is not shown in the Pattern 82 guidebook, so I assume it was a stop-gap until the fancier e-tool and its carrier was ready for issue.
Here is the comparison with the P64 carrier version
I have also include a photo of the venerable 1953 E-tool with integral pick, which was a pretty functional inplement in the Petawawa sand at least.
Question for the group: is the P82 e-tool still in use or is it consigned to stores as unusable? I never see any photos with troops hauling them around.
My understanding is that digging in Canadian training areas is verboten or at least discouraged as an environmental hazard?? I may be dead wrong on that. It may simply be that emphasis in training has shifted - exercises for our (reserve) unit has been on Three Block War in recent years, urban operations, etc. and has moved away from more 'conventional' operations.
During my basic training in the 1980s, digging a slit trench was part of the final exercise. Come to that, though, we never received e-tools but full-size pioneer tools, issued on the spot. We were training to fight the forces of the Warsaw Pact; we assaulted through a "Soviet-style trench system" before digging in to repel a Fantasian infantry attack.
Friends who went on to do their infantry training in Wainwright, Shilo and Dundurn reported the e-tool as near useless and one fellow managed to borrow one from his platoon commander and actually break it, having to to haplessly return it in such condition, the 2nd Lieutenant never having had a chance to actually use it himself, it having been a mint unissued example - probably one of the "1982 pattern" ones you speak of.