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June 2, 2009

A Man's Best Friend


I'm not talking about a dog, I'm talking about the Multi-Tool. No-one should leave home without their multi-tool. They can come in handy in just about any situation. Whether your working in the garden, camping, hiking or working your job, a multi-tool's uses are endless. A good multi-tool can replace a pocket knife and with a belt holster you can have a whole tool box worth of tools in about the size of a cell phone.

There are many different brands and types of multi-tools. Leatherman, Gerber, and Victorinox are some of the name brand multi-tools on the market. I choose to go with the best selling Leatherman multi-tool; the Leatherman Wave. The Wave is the perfect all purpose tool. There isn't much it can't do in terms of small repairs. I take it everywhere with me and it has come in handy countless times when I was in a pinch. A multi-tool is a must on a hiking or camping trip and saves you from having to take a bunch of single tools.

The Wave does it all with 17 tools built into the small package. One of it's best features is the outside accessible blades that can be opened with one hand. This basically replaces any need to carry a separate pocket knife. The Wave has a straight blade knife and a serrated blade knife.

Leatherman Wave Specs:
-420HC Clip Point Knife
-420HC Sheepsfoot Serrated Knife
-Needlenose Pliers
-Regular Pliers
-Wire Cutters
-Hard-wire Cutters
-Wire Stripper
-Large Screwdriver
-Large Bit Driver
-Small Bit Driver
-Wood/Metal File
-Diamond-coated File
-Bottle Opener
-Can Opener
-8 in | 19 cm Ruler
-Included Bits: Phillips and Flat Tip Eyeglasses Screwdriver Bit, Phillips #1-2 and 3/16" Bit

The Wave features a full stainless steel construction, with a black oxide version available, all locking blades and tools, fixed lanyard ring, leather or nylon sheath and a 25-year warranty. IMO the Wave is the best multi-tool on the market. It is an international best seller with a proven design. It is lightweight, durable, and will provide you with years of service and dependability. The Wave is an all in one Survival tool, and a must for your every day carry, bug out bag, and car emergency kit. You can pick one up at your local Wal-Mart or online from Amazon.