Product Comparison: Leatherman Wingman vs Leatherman Wave

General Specifications
About the Product
One of our top-rated multi-tools combines spring-action pliers, scissors and 12 other indispensable tools.
The Wave features tools that are accessible while the tool is in its folded or closed position, mimicking the functionality of a pocket knife. It also offers all locking features which means that every tool and knife on the body of the handle, with the exception of the plier head, will lock into place. In addition, every feature on the Wave can be opened and operated with one hand.
Size & Weight
3.8 in.
4 in.
1.4 in.
1.4 in.
0.7 in.
0.7 in.
0.44 lbs.
0.53 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool (832464)
  • Use it daily, good quality, and fits in my pocket comfortably.
  • The scissors are on the small size but expected due to the portable nature of the tool.
  • This is an excellent multitool in most respects: portable, strong, easy to maintain, and the individual tools mostly work well.
  • It was thinner than my original, thus was able to fit in my pocket easier and more portable.
  • That being said, I was in the market for a replacement multi-tool but was looking for something a little more portable since the Blast, though well-made and sturdy, was a little bulky and required the included leather holster which somewhat clashed with my khaki and Polo office attire.
Leatherman Wave Multitool (830038)
  • It's a very reasonable weight, too, not as heavy as some I've had in the past, despite having a great selection of blades.
  • Once it arrived, and I could finally call it my own, a weight lifted off of my shoulders.
  • Definitely worth the investment over a cheap multi-tool. It is heavy (I am a backpacker) but usually quite worth the extra weight.
  • Nice design, nice weight, nice build quality. This model has the tools I would be likely to use if I were in the great outdoors.
  • I love the size. It's not too big and not too small.
420HC Stainless Steel
420HC Stainless Steel, Black Oxide
Number of Functions
Tools Included
Spring-action Needlenose Pliers, Spring-action Regular Pliers, Spring-action Wire Cutters, Wire stripper, 420HC Combo Knife, Spring-action Scissors, Package Opener, Ruler (1.5 in | 3.8 cm), Can opener, Bottle opener, Wood/Metal File, Phillips screwdriver, Medium Screwdriver, Small Screwdriver
Needlenose Pliers, Regular Pliers, Hard-wire Cutters, Wire Cutters, Wire stripper, 420HC Knife, 420 HC Serrated Knife, Saw, Spring-action Scissors, Ruler (8 in | 19 cm), Can opener, Bottle opener, Wood/Metal File, Diamond-coated File, Large Bit Driver, Small Bit Driver, Medium Screwdriver
Corrosion Resistant
Lockable Design
One-Handed Blade Opening
Spring-Loaded Design
Locking Blade, Replaceable Pocket Clip, Outside-accessible Features
Enhanced for Strength, Improved Blade Design, Customizable Bit Drivers
What customers say about "Features"
Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool (832464)
  • This is a gorgeous multitool, and I love both the look and FEEL of the black version. I've had the stainless steel version for years (I often go back-and-forth between the Wingman and the Sidekick in my daily carry) and this is a definite upgrade.
  • The knife has all the same tools and features I love in the original Wingman, but with a much finer finish to the casing. For me, this knife is the perfect combination of tools for any situation.
  • Great multi-tool to have around. All tools work as designed to do and I cannot find any complaints after having this multi-tool for few months now.
  • It suits my needs just fine. :) There are some tools I haven't used yet but I'm sure they work just fine. :)
  • Minor gripe is that the user experience of the scissors could have been improved if it was spring loaded. Otherwise it works great.
  • Returned because handle-tool set up was uncomfortable to use.
Leatherman Wave Multitool (830038)
  • Decided to upgrade and I'm SUPER pleased with the features, weight and it will last me a very long time. I've decided to buy another one to leave in the car.
  • The locking blades feature alone is a good reason to get one!
  • Best multi-tool I ever bought. It is sturdy, the blades are sharp, and it has useful stuff unlike some of the other tools with features nobody would ever use.
  • My husband was impressed with the features and quality of this model.
  • The Wave has all the tools I need for around the house and especially for fishing. It is well constructed and the one-handed knife open feature is great.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
25 year(s)
25 year(s)
Other Information
49.95 $

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