If you want to impress a practical man with the perspicacity of your judgment in gift buying—or if you simply want one for yourself—a Leatherman multi-tool will do the trick. Leatherman are ingenious, practical, workmanlike and endlessly fascinating, made for men and women who can fix things. They are quite simply No1 in multi-tools, and being American qualify as ‘the Ford Mustang of multi-tools’, still made where they were invented by Tim Leatherman in Portland Oregon, USA. Leatherman wins out as the ‘best multi-tool in the world’. Any man who does anything at all will find it a pleasure to own—rather those toys which promise ‘many happy hours of enjoyment’.
Since Tim Leatherman built his first multi-tool and created Leatherman Tools in 1983, his company has continued to innovate, introducing more and more tools and features while underpinning their reputation for unrivaled quality and intelligent design. Their 25-year no-questions-asked warranty says much. Leatherman are also not inexpensive: but as a Member you enjoy an advantageous price for any of their styles and accessories.
Our Leatherman expert has chosen the Wave Plus for our Members for good reason: a full-sized multi-tool with 18 tools in a superbly designed body small enough to carry, the design is ingenious, the quality outstanding and the value for money unrivalled—all of which have made the Wave Plus the world’s favourite. It includes: needlenose pliers, regular pliers, premium replaceable wire cutters, premium replaceable hard-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler (8in/19cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, diamond-coated file, large bit driver, small bit driver and medium screwdriver.
It’s also safe: the all-locking design means that all 18 tools can be opened and locked quickly, conveniently, and safely—one of many important features which sets the Leatherman apart. Many of the tools are outside-accessible, so you can use them when the multi-tool is folded and closed, giving the user the benefits of a pocket knife. And every feature on the multitool can be opened and operated easily and efficiently with one hand. At 4in by 2in it is small enough to fit easily into a pocket, and a lanyard attachment lets you hang it from a belt or round your neck.
The Wave Plus Multi-Tool is 100% stainless steel and includes a leather/nylon sheath. It weighs 8.5 ounces (240g), and measures 4in (10.16cm) long and 2in (5.08cm) thick.
RRP £134.95. CCUK £97. Free UK mainland delivery.