Imagine a world in which nearly every tool you could possibly need is always at the tip of your fingers, whether you’re at a worksite or a dinner party. Our latest Badass Knife of the Week takes that imaginary world and makes it a reality.

The Leatherman Wave is a handyman’s dream tool, and the second-generation version of Leatherman’s most popular tool is stronger and better than ever.

The Wave is most famous for having functional and liner-locking blades that are accessible even with the tool is closed. But the usefulness doesn’t stop there.

Every single tool on the Wave can be opened and operated with one hand, keeping the other hand free for other tasks.

badass-leatherman-wave-sideThe 17 tools include needlenose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, clip-point knife, serrated knife, saw, spring-action scissors, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, small bit driver, large bit driver, medium screwdriver, ruler, bottle opener, can opener, and wire stripper.

Carrying the 420HC stainless steel Wave in your pocket is like having a complete toolbox wherever you go. This iteration of the tool comes with a nylon sheath, but you can also get it with a leather sheath.

The heavy-duty Wave has been put through the ringer and tested under the most extreme circumstances. Like all Leatherman tools, the Wave is backed by a 25-year warranty, so you know this tool will be by your side for years to come.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Leatherman Wave.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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