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Review of the Leatherman Wave Multi Tool

Posted on March 21 by 7th Rise in General

Leatherman 'Wave' Multi-Tool Review.

Please note: I have no professional relationship with Leatherman, this review is purely off the back of the product’s practical usability for me.

I've been a mad keen wild adventurer ever since I caught my first fish aged five. By the time I was 12 I’d shot my first rabbit, and understandably felt I was in need of a sharp knife.

As well as fixing my bike, pulling out splinters, whittling sticks and opening the odd bottle of wine, my trusty Leatherman 'Wave' is an absolute beauty.

I've had one now - well two actually, I lost my first one…don't ask it’s a sore subject! - for about 15 years and they are so great I can't recommend them enough.

I'm not going to go into all the different gadgets it’s got, you're either in the market for a multi-tool or you're not. But it's got a more sophisticated arrangement of what you need and one of its best features is the build quality... They last forever. The knife in particular starts super sharp and stays that way for some time. And if you ever get a problem, send it back and they'll fix it for you. Superb customer services!

A multi-tool of some kind is a necessity for anyone that likes the outdoors. As with most things, you have the option of a high-end product like Swiss Army, Gerber, SOG, and Leatherman. Or a much cheaper version, which will cost you between £5-£30. Do not remember the replica watches are also important when you are outdoors.

For me, the quality of your kit is a direct representation of the level of seriousness towards the outdoors part of your lifestyle. Saving money on a cheap kit is certainly a strategy, but it’s not one I'm willing to explore. Been there, done that, regretted it!


Expect to pay about £80-100 and if you look after it (and don't lose it!) it will last you a lifetime.

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