The Best Multi-Tool
One of the easiest ways to get a conversation started around the campfire is to ask, “What’s the best knife to carry in the bush”? Before I’ve finished asking my question, I’m bombarded with a verbal barrage coming from multiple directions. This is my opportunity to head for the cooler and get that cold beverage I’m going to need to stay in this game. As I make my way back to the campfire, I can hear all sorts of knife terminology being bandied about. Drop point, Scandi Grind, and James Bowie, the man himself, are now in the action.
Baseball pitchers always have a good curveball to use for a changeup, and this is when I use my curveball. “What about the best multi-tool”?
The best knife has everyone at each other’s throat, so to speak, but the best multi-tool quickly brings a layer of agreement to the conversation. The Leatherman Wave is always the obvious answer. Now everyone’s in agreement as they stare at each other in disbelief.
How is it possible that this bunch of macho wilderness experts are agreeing on anything this controversial?
The answer is very obvious to anyone who knows anything about multi-tools and especially anyone who owns a Leatherman Wave Multi-tool.
The Leatherman Wave + is arguably the best multi-tool on the market today.
It has been updated with many fine features including the premium replaceable wire cutters to tackle the tough jobs and keep this multi-tool at the very top of my list.
This International best-seller is made in Oregon, USA.
A well thought out tool, it operates exactly like a pocket knife except for the fact that it has a lot more tool options.
Ask anyone who owns one, and their first reaction is, “Don’t leave home without it!”
The Leatherman Wave is by far the most popular model from this fine family of multi-tools.
Its greatest claim to fame lies in its outside-accessible blades that can be deployed with just one hand.
Redesigned in 2004, with larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all-locking blades shows this company’s strong belief in improving an already superb product.
If this was not enough, they added premium replaceable wire cutters.
More reasons to make this the perfect tool for all your tough jobs, quick fixes, and anything else that tries to stare you down.
Name: The Leatherman Wave +
Price: 99.95 but can vary with place and time.
Best Place To Buy: Amazon.com
My Overall Rank: 98 out of 100
The Key Features
18 tools to perform a wide range of tasks and tackle just about any job you have.
- needle-nose pliers
- regular pliers
- premium replaceable wire cutters
- premium replaceable hard-wire cutters
- electrical crimper
- wire stripper
- 420HC knife
- 420HC serrated knife
- spring-action scissors
- 8-inch ruler
- can opener
- bottle opener
- wood and metal file
- diamond-coated file
- large bit driver
- small bit driver
- medium screwdriver
- black nylon sheath included
- all tools lock quickly into position
- outside-accessible features, and
- one-hand operation, … make it safe and convenient to use.
The Main Features
The Leatherman Wave+ is a true multi-tool.
First introduced on February 5, 2018, it’s practical, functional, and easy to carry. It definitely lives up to its name.
Compact, and lightweight, you can carry it on your belt or in your pocket.
Made in the USA, it comes with a 25-year limited warranty to provide you with many years of dependable service.
It is available in Stainless Steel or Black Oxide.
All 18 tools can be opened and locked quickly, and conveniently to tackle any task.
Many tools are outside-accessible, so you can use them when the multi-tool is folded and closed.
- blade length, 2.9 inches
- closed length, 4 inches
- weight, 8.5 oz.
- 420HC Stainless Steel on all knife blades
Customer Reviews and Scores
The Leatherman Wave + is everything it claims to be.
There are 227 reviews and 77 answered questions on Amazon. It is Amazon’s Choice and is awarded 4.5-stars out of a possible 5-stars.
The customer reviews are mostly all positive except for the odd complainer or the person that would like to redesign the tool. I’ll throw in my first 2 cents here. There is no perfection here on Earth. There is no perfect knife, and there is no perfect multi-tool. Having said that, this is an excellent product that many people own and are proud to call their own.
One complainer received his multi-tool in a box damaged in shipping. While it did not affect the product, he chose to give 2-stars.
As a lifetime tradesman, I know a good tool when I see it, and this one gets 5-stars from me.
The Leatherman Wave + is a superior multi-tool made in the USA.
It is 18 popular tools and belongs in every survival kit and EDC.
It is solidly built, comfortable to hold, and easy to carry on your belt, or in your pocket.
It comes with a black nylon sheath and there are many accessories and aftermarket products available to further enhance the value of this very useful product.
It inspires enough confidence in its makers, to offer you a 25-year limited warranty.
Where else? … and how often do you see such confidence in a product?
Comments, Questions, or Suggestions
Contact Me if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, about this popular and convenient multi-tool.
I’ll be happy to share my experience with this excellent tool.
My survival kit never leaves home without it!