Remember how last time I discussed Leatherman’s Surge with you? Well, there’s a new baby I’ve fallen in love with, one that’s definitely keeping the record of growing in popularity, and if you’re a field professional, an outdoor adventure, or DIY enthusiast, I’m sure you’d join the admiration club and enlarge your toolbox with it.
There’s no point in even discussing as to why Leatherman makes the constant companion of men of different vocations: their tools are designed to be your reliable helping hand when you most need them, covering up a variety of tasks, DIY projects, as well as emergencies. This is particularly the case with the tool that’s gotten my full attention: the Leatherman Wave multi tool. Not only is it versatile, it’s also affordable, and makes the perfect gift (yes, even for minimalists!).
Most often referred to as the 17-in-one tool, the Leatherman Wave multi tool is famous for its outside-accessible blades with one hand, as well as its compactness, measuring only 10cm when closed (not that different from a pocket knife), with a blade length of 7.37cm, weighing only 241g, so you have no excuse not to make it your constant companion. So now, to the tools as I’m sure you’re all interested in knowing.
Along with a bottle, and can opener, there’s the large screwdriver, large bit driver, small bit driver, saw, scissors, 19cm ruler, stainless steel clip point knife, sheepsfoot serrated knife, hard-wire cutters, needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire stripper, and wood/metal file. What I love about this multi-tool, apart from its plier head, the rest of the tools are designed so as to lock into place, even when in use, so you wouldn’t have to worry about hurting yourself when using a certain tool – ease of use is what the Wave was made for.
Since it’s Leatherman, you can count on their more than convenient warranty (25 years to be precise), as well as custom engravings upon ordering – this is something I find cool especially when it comes to marking some date of importance, or buying it as a gift for loved ones. On the plus side as well, you get the perfect match of a carrying case, for utmost protection and storage.
If I haven’t convinced you as of yet for this multi-tool, you can also count on ease of maintenance and cleaning, giving you the peace of mind this sort of investment is going to serve you time and time again, proving its loyalty with its durability.