I’ve been using the Leatherman Wave for about 4 years now. I don’t leave home without it and when I do I feel naked. Until you start carrying a multi-tool you just don’t understand how much you will use it. Leatherman products I can’t speak highly enough about. They are built to last and if they don’t Leatherman stands behind their 25 year warrantee, even going way out of their way to make sure your satisfied, no questions asked no BS!
For me the Wave is a tool above the rest. The locking system is ingenious and works very well. When using the pliers the sharp tools automatically lock so they don’t surprise you when you’re really cranking on something. The knives are easily accessed with one hand when needed and can be unlocked and stowed with one hand as well.
The small things I would change are few and far between. As with any multi-tool, they are quite heavy if carried in a front pocket. This is easily remedied by using the included belt sheath, or by making one, as I have, out of leather. Another shortfall is the size of the small screwdriver, while it is very useful (in addition to the regular sized one) it breaks very easily. I could do without it and take the weight savings or another tool. Lastly the scissors are a bit small/weak. They are extremely useful but Id like to see them made more robust. It’s very easy to bend them if cutting anything stiff.
- Built to Last
- Locking System
- One Hand Use
- Large Tool Assortment
- Weak Small Screwdriver
- Weak Scissors