Leatherman Wave Reviews
The Leatherman Wave multi tool is hands down PatrolStore’s most popular model, made famous by its outside accessible blades, that can be deployed with just one hand.
As a pocket tool, the Leatherman multi tool range contain several market leaders.
The Story Behind The Leatherman Wave
After spending his childhood in Oregon, Tim Leatherman stayed local and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. Time spent travelling abroad – which included staying at hostels and driving an untrustworthy $300 Fiat – convinced Tim of the need for a pliers based, multi-purpose tool. “I was carrying an old Boy Scout-type knife and used it for everything from slicing bread to making adjustments to the car. But I kept wishing I had a pair of pliers!”
Back home in the States, he set to work developing and patenting his idea. Shortly after his return he partnered with college friend Steve Berliner to continue building concepts and reaching out to potential prospects for sales.
On July 5, 1983 Tim and Steve officially incorporated Leatherman Tool Group, Inc based on a few simple, but fundamental principles: manufacture the highest quality products that deliver excellent value to the consumer, while providing good, living-wage jobs to the local workforce. It was in that same year, after nearly a decade of knocking on doors and perfecting his idea, that they sold the very first Pocket Survival Tool (PST).
In 1984, Leatherman sold nearly 30,000 tools triggering additional product development and both rapid company growth as well as manufacturing capacity. Today, Leatherman’s manufacturing operations are located in Portland, Oregon where they produce 17,000 tools per week. In 2007 the company opened its first retail store, located at its manufacturing facility. In the same year, Tim Leatherman was inducted into the Blade magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame in recognition of his design impact on the cutlery history.
The New Leatherman Wave Launched In 2004
When it was redesigned in 2004, Leatherman gave the new Wave larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all locking blades. Perfect for any job, adventure, or everyday task, the Leatherman Wave multi tool is an international best seller – make sure when you buy a Leatherman Wave, that you get the ‘Leatherman New Wave’, not the old design.
Folding knives were introduced into the Leatherman product line in 2005. In 2011 the Leatherman Tool Group acquired German light manufacturer, LED Lenser. Both companies and brands are run separately, under the Leatherman Tool Group, Inc umbrella.
Leatherman multi tools, designed specifically for the military and law enforcement markets, have found their way onto job sites, battlefields, and movie sets. Whether it’s a current project or future campfire story you’re thinking about, the full size multi tools will make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way.
The Leatherman Wave is now better than ever. Larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters and all-locking blades make the new Wave an essential piece of equipment for most any job or adventure. When it comes to looking for the ideal gift, Leatherman tools are one of the most popular choices that our customers choose. Both useful and practical you can be sure that it will get loads of use.
Features of the Wave include: needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, clip-point knife, serrated knife, saw, scissors, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, large bit driver, small bit driver, large screwdriver, ruler, bottle/can opener, wire stripper, lanyard attachment and two double-ended bit, making the Leatherman Wave a must-have piece of kit.
We also stock a variety of Leatherman Wave accessories. If you’re looking for a Leatherman Wave Pouch or Leatherman Wave sheath, as a reputable supplier of Leatherman UK products and accessories, we would be happy to assist you.
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