Product Comparison: SOG Paratool vs Leatherman Wave

General Specifications
Paratool (B31N)
About the Product
The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B31-N Paratool Multi-Tool is packed with (14) essential tools for cutting, gripping, personal care and the unexpected, while still being lightweight and compact for easy carrying. Made of 420 stainless steel with an attractive black oxide finish, this multi-tool features multi-angle needle nose pliers, a straight edge knife blade, full-serrated blade, Philips screwdriver, small flat screwdriver, medium flat screwdriver, large flat screwdriver, 3-sided file, awl, bolt grip channel, bottle opener, can opener, hard wire cutter, rulers and a heavy duty black nylon sheath. The unique, patented way the Paratool opens allows for the ability to operate at a variety of different angles and makes it the only multi-tool with multiple angled plier head capability. The comfort grip handles are smooth on the outside and feature SOG’s classic ventilation holes for maximum gripping. This multi-tool has a lanyard hole and a secure clip attachment with hook and loop closure on the black nylon sheath for added portability. The B31-N has a closed length of 4.3-inches, and overall length of 6.4-inches and a weight of 6.2-ounces. The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools B31-N Paratool Multi-Tool comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Each SOG product is created with the help of company founder and chief engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.
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
4.3 in.
4 in.
1.7 in.
1.4 in.
1.2 in.
0.7 in.
0.39 lbs.
0.53 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
SOG Paratool Multi-Tool (B31N)
  • It has a lot of tools compared to it's compact size, and it has room for more like the adapter for the bit tools (accessories available from SOG).
  • This stool is made of stainless steel, which is great, and it's got a fine set of tools. It's also lightweight (less than 7 oz.), which is also great.
  • I've literally "crused" a couple of multitool handles inward with the traditional folding design.
  • Small and compact size not too bulky.
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
Straight blade, Serrated blade, 3-sided file, Large Screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, AWL, Can opener/Small screwdriver, Bottle opener/Medium screwdriver, Wire cutter, Tweezers, Pick
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
Exclusive Folding plier head works at several angles, Adjustable angled pliers (140 to 180 degrees), gripper, hard wire cutter, Stainless steel handles and plier head with non-reflective black oxide coating, Nylon carry pouch
Enhanced for Strength, Improved Blade Design, Customizable Bit Drivers
What customers say about "Features"
SOG Paratool Multi-Tool (B31N)
  • I know this MultiTool is old school but it is very unique. It's somewhat fiddly but once you get the hang of it it's pretty quick and easy to access the tools.
  • My husband has carried this multitool for 20 years and uses it many times a day! He finally wore out the bolt that held it all together and SOG did not offer a replacement part so I ordered him his new one!
  • We all know the Leatherman, but SOG has several features that make it the obscure tool of choice. First, changing out the tools. Can't do it on the leatherman, but on the SOG you can.
  • The tools on this are actually useful, and the knife it has keeps a good edge.
  • Works great in my EDC bag. The only thing I dont like is the pliers can fold if your not careful when your using it.
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)

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