Leatherman Wave

From Leatherman
Full-sized 17-tool multitool in peg package Includes 2 pliers, wire cutters, 2 knives, saw, scissors, 2 files, 2 drivers, bottle opener, 2 double-ended bits, and more 100 percent stainless steel construction Includes lanyard attachment and combination leather/nylon sheath Backed by a 25-year limited warranty

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Hands down the best tool I've ever owned. It's been in my pocket every day for 10 years. I am lost without it. Exceptionally well made. Blades are one-hand operable and all tools lock. It has never let me down, even under borderline abuse. IMO, only the leatherman charge series beats it, but at a considerably higher price for better blade steel (which, In retrospect given the use I get out of it, would be a bargain even at 5 times the cost). I literally choose clothing only on the condition that I can carry my leatherman comfortably in the pocket! Pliers are solid. Exchangable screwdriver bits are durable and work well. Scissors work great. I've fixed many eyeglasses with the the eyeglass tool. All tools deploy smoothly even after 10 years of punishment. Detachable pocket clip is great. Wire cutters have endured heavy use. Saw is sharp still, and the file, even the diamond side is in tact (I've sharpened everything from lawnmower blades to axes with it). I removed the integrated pop out lanyard attachment (that I don't use) which allowed me to put tweezers from a Leatherman Squirt in its place (beneath the file). Fits great, doesn't get in the way, never falls out.
This was the very start of my EDC. My father gifted mean original wave to me when I turned 16 I wore that one every day for years. When I upgraded to the New Wave when it came out in 2004, back then it was only about $60. I have carried that one every day since to include 12 months in the middle east. I might replace the blade with a 154cm or s30v blade, but after over 12 years of daily use, I have to say I am very happy.
My first Multitool (since 2009), not distroyable
One of the best multis made by Leatherman. Could only be improved by adding a fire tool.
What haven't I used this for......... It goes everywhere with me or in my vehicle. I really like the build quality and the feel of this multi tool.
Does the job, its a Leatherman.
Got this multi-tool for my birthday in '15. The best multi-tool I have ever owned. Read about it for months before deciding to buy and it was worth every penny. Has all the tools needed for the average joe. Not only a great multi-tool but Leatherman has a great no hassle warranty. The small screwdriver tip broke on mine and they sent out a replacement and spare with no trouble at all.
This is the third Wave I've owned. The other two were left in airports after I forgot to take them out of my carry on bag and would have missed the flight if I tried to take them back to check in.
The first two were very well made and had smooth actions. This one I bought in a supermall in Dubai and it feels a lot less well-made. Smaller items are hard to pull out and the larger tools feel less secure.
I really like the tool set and the grip feel on the wave, but I'm tempted to try the equivalent Swiss Army item after reading about their superior build quality.
Best midsize multi-tool i have ever used. Plenty of functions, not too big, lasts and lasts. Still have one I got in 04 when I deployed. It rode my belt every day in the sandbox and nearly every day since.
This is my favorite tool ever.
Too heavy for summer
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