4 Inches Of Perfection: Leatherman Wave

by Austin Chu Jan 5, 2010
The perfect lightweight multipurpose tool for any job.

Photo: Leatherman

The Leatherman Wave is a classic multi-tool.

Simple to use, loaded with 17 tools, and dependable, I carry my Leatherman around everywhere. I have one in my car, in my backpack, and one for the house.

The tools on the Leatherman are designed for efficiency. Every tool is strong enough to do the job intended and light enough to carry around. The Leatherman Wave is the definition of multipurpose. Designed to save weight, maybe even your life.

The Wave is 4 inches long, weighs in at 8.5 ounces, and has a 2.9 inch blade.

When it was redesigned in 2004, Leatherman gave it a larger blade, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and locking blades.

Here are the specs:

* 420HC Clip Point Knife
* 420HC Sheepsfoot Serrated Knife
* Needlenose Pliers
* Regular Pliers
* Wire Cutters
* Hard-wire Cutters
* Wire Stripper
* Large Screwdriver
* Large Bit Driver
* Small Bit Driver
* Scissors
* Wood/Metal File
* Diamond-coated File
* Saw
* Bottle Opener
* Can Opener
* 8 in | 19 cm Ruler

The following bits are also included: Phillips and Flat Tip Eyeglasses Screwdriver Bit, Phillips #1-2 and 3/16″ Bit

Perfection in four inches. Did I mention, it comes with a 25 year warranty?

Cost: $85 | Where to buy: REI

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