I got the Wave back in 1999, for my line of work. I did lights and sound for movies and rock and roll. It went through hell back then, until 2006 when I got into the Navy. Then it went to France, Germany, a bunch of Arab states, Greece and back. Then it went out to Afghanistan, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, and some other places overseas. Now it's back on the farm. I've used it as a wedge, an anchor, surgery, a pry, pulled teeth, shaved, fenced, gutted, skinned, culled fowl, sewed, and a couple of other things, but mainly a tool. It is the foremost item I can NOT do without. I literally use it every day, for one thing or another. Today the lopping tool is lost in the woods, and I pruned with it. My children will leave the house with their own as a prerequisite to adulthood. They will know the value of a Leatherman, before they turn that last time to say good bye.