Figure 8-8.--Barbed-tape equipment.
barbs of the tape from cutting the leather. Barbed tape is
lightweight and compact, and it is much easier to handle,
store, and transport than barbed wire.
The barbed tape is issued in a 164-foot reel that
weighs about a pound. There are six reels to a cardboard
Barbed Tape Dispenser
A dispenser (fig. 8-8) is required to install barbed
Figure 8-7.--Barbed-steel tape.
tape. It consists of a frame to hold the 164-foot reel of
barbed tape and two sets of rollers. Insert the reel on the
spindle and thread the tape through the two sets of
parallel rollers. Then turn the outside set of rollers 90
degrees in a clockwise direction. Now close the hinged
In handling barbed tape, use heavy barbed-tape
arm of the frame and lock it in place by the frame of the
gauntlets instead of the standard gauntlets (fig. 8-8).
rotating rollers. As the tape unwinds from the reel, the
Small metal clips on the palm and fingers prevent the
two sets of rollers oriented 90 degrees to each other