(3) Carrying Handle Strap. Replace damaged carrying handle strap as follows:
(a) Remove the damaged handle (1) by cutting and removing stitching of the two 2 inch box X patterns (2)
that secure handle to the pack, and discard the damaged handle (1).
(b) Fabricate new handle of Type VIII woven nylon webbing according to details in Appendix E.
(c) Turn under ends 1-1/4 inch and position replacement strap in the original position of the handle. Sew
using size 3 thread, 6 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine.