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The Oldest Wave? 3023

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #90 on: November 22, 2020, 01:17:59 AM »
Thanks Fuzz for the pics and info shared.
I'd like the early Wave please  :D

It seems the Wave was already very much refined right from the start. Still Tim managed to improve it over the years.

I sort of agree with you in a you can't stop progress kind of way, but the simpler design of the early ones I really do find very attractive... Oh, why, hellooooowww...

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #91 on: November 22, 2020, 01:22:17 AM »
Well said  :tu:

Like I mentioned...
I'd like the early Wave please  :D

Formerly known as MTMatt
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #92 on: November 22, 2020, 01:32:44 AM »
I'll just leave it on the gate post for you...

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,753

Nix us

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Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #93 on: November 22, 2020, 02:12:10 AM »
Still Tim managed to improve it over the years.

Uhhh.....are you sticking with that statement.....?  Can we quote you on that?   :think:

Illegitimi non carborundum
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,489
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #94 on: November 22, 2020, 05:51:53 AM »
 :iagree: :tu:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #95 on: November 22, 2020, 06:38:09 AM »
Love the comparison pics, Fuzz 8) I have never seen the comment or a pic about the liner locks being different until just now :o :ahhh :like: :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #96 on: November 22, 2020, 09:50:03 AM »
I'll just leave it on the gate post for you...

Sorry just read this now... I cannot see it.... which gate was it?  :ahhh

Edit:
... gosh... how many gates does your humble property have? I've just checked the 14th now and no Wave in sight   :pok:
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 10:02:25 AM by McStitchy »

Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #97 on: November 22, 2020, 09:58:08 AM »
Uhhh.....are you sticking with that statement.....?  Can we quote you on that?   :think:

I would stand to that, yes. Still, it's just my humble opinion having different needs for different people in mind (not just myself).
For example the tool locks!
Or the bit adapter.
The clip.

Do I need all those improvements on my Wave?
Well...I do love my PST's  :pok:

QA has not improved unfortunately  ::)

Formerly known as MTMatt
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #98 on: November 22, 2020, 12:29:54 PM »
Quality Control issues aside, I would say that the new Wave, design wise, is arguably an improvement on its predecessor. They are tougher and beefier, the main blade's far far stronger (I've yet to hear of one snapping off like on the originals), the thumb cut-out for oho are more considered, better placed and don't skin your thumb. The whole thing in the closed position is super-solid. The locks (not a big deal for me), the bit driver (divides opinion, but personally I like it), the inclusion of bronze washers, the added safety mechanisms, and the ability to attach a pocket clip, could in all fairness be argued as improvements.

However, that said, I do believe that in this process of improvement, it did lose a lot of it's quirky charm and uniqueness, and the projection of assured quality. The fact that they casualy discarded hands down the nicest, most luxurious brown leather multitool pouch that has ever been produced must tell you something...

This is just my opinion of course.  :whistle:
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 12:37:29 PM by Fuzzbucket »

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,400 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #99 on: November 22, 2020, 02:13:00 PM »
The old Wave = flat drivers galore.

I much prefer the newer Wave myself.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2020, 02:18:20 PM »
The old Wave = flat drivers galore.

I much prefer the newer Wave myself.

Yes, and the smaller of which made a more than adequate awl, something the new 2004 ones...  :whistle:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #101 on: November 22, 2020, 04:07:33 PM »
Sorry just read this now... I cannot see it.... which gate was it?  :ahhh

Edit:
... gosh... how many gates does your humble property have? I've just checked the 14th now and no Wave in sight   :pok:

Sir Fuzzy, I think I've made it half way around your elaborate estate and might have found it!
I appreciate your generosity and all but did you have to choose the gate at the farthest end?

Also, you seem to have confused the "early Wave" with something else  :pok:

I took it anyway, thanks!  :hatsoff:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #102 on: November 22, 2020, 04:09:31 PM »
Yes, and the smaller of which made a more than adequate awl, something the new 2004 ones...  :whistle:

 :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #103 on: November 22, 2020, 05:51:28 PM »
Sir Fuzzy, I think I've made it half way around your elaborate estate and might have found it!
I appreciate your generosity and all but did you have to choose the gate at the farthest end?

Also, you seem to have confused the "early Wave" with something else  :pok:

I took it anyway, thanks!  :hatsoff:

That's not one of my gates, that moss is unkempt!  :twak:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #104 on: November 22, 2020, 06:28:20 PM »

Formerly known as MTMatt
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #105 on: November 22, 2020, 07:32:42 PM »
Free MT any way you look at it though :shrug: :whistle:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,753

Nix us

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Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #106 on: November 22, 2020, 09:13:58 PM »
That's not one of my gates, that moss is unkempt!  :twak:

Do you regularly kemp the moss on yer gates, Laddie?

Illegitimi non carborundum
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,354
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #107 on: November 22, 2020, 09:24:34 PM »
 :D

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
Hold Fast
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2020, 09:29:26 PM »
Do you regularly kemp the moss on yer gates, Laddie?

Unkempt: untidy, not cared for as in an unkempt lawn.... and nothing to do with your fave band... That's a different type of Leathermen right there.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Kemp




Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #109 on: November 24, 2020, 09:06:13 PM »
I've Spamdau Ballet'd my own thread.  :facepalm:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,961 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #110 on: November 24, 2020, 09:30:46 PM »
What happens when a train derails?

The train stops. :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #111 on: November 24, 2020, 09:42:50 PM »
Not in The Swarm it didn't, it kept rolling down the hill 'til it burst into flames and exploded.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,684
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #112 on: November 24, 2020, 09:49:05 PM »

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,961 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #113 on: November 24, 2020, 10:14:58 PM »
Argh! Spoilers!

Anyway, that's also a train stop. :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #114 on: November 24, 2020, 10:31:38 PM »
:rofl:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #115 on: November 25, 2020, 04:02:55 AM »
 :o

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
No Life Club Posts: 4,671 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #116 on: November 25, 2020, 06:17:18 AM »
I think they're gonna need a bit more than an Og Wave to fix that train ..... ;)

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,577
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #117 on: November 25, 2020, 11:30:20 AM »
 :iagree: :D
Hero Member Posts: 550
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #118 on: November 25, 2020, 10:55:25 PM »
   I have an old Wave, picked it up used a few years ago.  Has date codes of 6\98  and 4\98. I also own the 2nd generation model. I think the newer one is a much better tool. It has been much refined since the original one.  I have never had a quality issue with a Leatherman tool and I own many of them, but only one, a Free K2, is a modern design.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,839
Re: The Oldest Wave?
« Reply #119 on: November 27, 2020, 12:12:53 AM »
 :worthless:

...Mike  :pok:

Formerly known as MTMatt

 

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