review - leatherman wave multi tool

Some say that your not a real man until you’ve got a multi-tool. I started with a pen-knife that my dad bought me from a shop in Oban (in Scotland) when I was 12. That was the moment when I felt properly grown up. His words of advice were “be careful with that, its so sharp you will cut yourself just by looking at it” – he wasn’t wrong. It was a great little knife and got years of use, although I lost the little tweezers and toothpick within a few weeks (doesn’t everybody?).

Leatherman long nose pliers, perfect for unhooking sea bass or making fishing rigs

So given the chance to review the popular “Wave” multi-tool made by Leatherman, I was once again that 12 year old boy opening up the various blades, saws and tools packed into the steel handles of the Leatherman. Although I was a bit shy at first (I didn’t want to scratch or ruin my new multi-tool), I soon realised its capabilities, and was cutting, bending, hacking and sawing away with every confidence in the quality of the tool.

leatherman wave has serated knife and penknife, and also has a saw

The saw has two rows of teeth, although quite short, it does the business and is perfect for cutting down branches of up to 10cm in diameter easily. The perfect buddy to have when getting firewood or shelter making. The bottle opener gets some use too!

The long nose pliers come in most handy when making fishing rigs, and also for unhooking some of the bigger fish that I catch. I think it may be a good idea for me to attach the Leatherman to my belt with a stretchy bungee cord, as I would be annoyed if I lost it in the sea.

The Leatherman has a double toothed saw that cuts like a dream

The Leatherman Wave includes all of these useful features, all of which are well constructed from stainless steel. It gets the job done with no nonsense!

  • Serrated Knife
  • Needlenose Pliers
  • Regular Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hard-Wire Cutters
  • Saw
  • Scissors
  • Wood/Metal File
  • Diamond Coated File
  • Large Bit Driver
  • Large Screwdriver
  • Small Bit Driver
  • Ruler
  • Bottle/Can Opener
  • Wire Stripper
  • Lanyard Attachment
  • Clip-Point Knife
  • 2 Double End Bits
  • 100% Stainless Steel
  • Weighs: 8.5oz
  • Closed Length: 4″
  • Leather Pouch

Verdict and Thanks:
I would like to say a big thankyou to Whitby & Co for sending me the Leatherman Wave for review, this is a must have for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals, and this has become a permanent addition to my fishing bag. The quality of the multi-tool far exceeds any of the cheaper brands that I have used, and will clearly last me for years (even under the tough pressure I will be putting it under). The Leatherman wave is available here at Whitby & Co for £109.95

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