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A disappointment as it will not fit either of my Waves
on 28 March 2015
Like many others who have reviewed this item, it does not fit my Leatherman Wave at all. The flap is about a quarter of an inch too short to engage the popper, even forcing it and trying to stretch the leather flap a bit did not help. I ordered, and got, 2 of them, but both have the same problem.
Second, the packaging suggests a genuine Leatherman pouch by virtue of the Leatherman Logo and name, but there's a bar code sticker on the back of the packaging that says, "Made in China". Also a little sticker on the inside of the pouch which also says Made in China.
I believe these to be a bad lot of pouches being sold as genuine Leatherman products when in reality I do not believe them to be so. Someone got their dimensions wrong somewhere and these are the results.
I'm going to write to Leatherman US and see what they have to say about it. With the amount of people having the same problem, someone has to take the initiative and complain.
The only positive is that the item, as it is, appears well made, it's just that it will not fit either of my 2 Leatherman Waves at all, and is advertised as the Wave pouch. Also, delivery was as advertised so that's a second star at least.
Very, very disappointed with this item with regard to what was advertised against what was received.
EDIT: I decided to mod the pouch to try to fit my Wave. I cut the locking flap in 2 , across the horizontal ( obviously ) and fitted a piece of thin ballistic nylon between the cut pieces so that the flap is now just over a quarter of an inch longer. The popper now engages and the item looks good. However, as a side note, I noticed that this item is not solid leather. When I cut open the flap, I found that the item is in fact two pieces of very thin leather sandwiched either side of what appears to be cardboard. I suppose you get what you pay for, but I'm still unimpressed that this is supposed to be a genuine Leatherman product. Good job my Waves are a million per cent better build.