The Leatherman New Wave tool is an improved version
of the Original Wave. It includes updated versions of many tools,
including the pliers, scissors, and can opener.
There are also some fundamental design changes. Instead of
having separate regular and
Phillips screwdrivers, it contains two bit drivers with reversible
ends. The locking system for the fold-out tools is improved. There
is also an added safety feature that prevents the straight and serrated
blades from being folded out while the arms of the tool are open.
The New Wave was introduced in 2004, and is still in production
today. It is available with production dates of 2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, and 2008.
NOTE-- If you want a larger version of the
Wave, check out the Leatherman
Surge. Click here for a side by side Wave
vs Surge comparison.