If you’re anything like me and you like Multitools, you’ll be familiar with what has kind of become the de facto standard – The Leatherman Wave. I’ve had one of these for years and it became an extension of my arm. I also have a few other models, but after loosing my stainless steel Wave a few months back, I switched between various others in my collection and could never settle on one that fit me like the Wave.
After mourning my Wave for a few months (read: complaining about not being able to find it anywhere. Constantly…) I was surprised with a Black Oxide Wave as a gift for my graduation. Sure, I may be exaggerating a little, but it felt like one of those videos you see of a baby being given the gift of hearing for the first time.
Now, with my trusty new tool in hand (still hope I find the original one. 🙁 ), All I was lacking was the optional pocket clip. This helps to keep the tool upright at the edge of your pocket, making it more easily accessible and also prevents you from getting saggy pockets from carrying it on the regular. Previously, I had the official Leatherman pocket clip but at around €15 blips for a simple metal plate, I thought this time I’d have a go at making my own.
I had an old hacksaw blade lying around that could become raw materials. because how cool would it be to have a hacksaw blade pocket clip??
The Leatherman has a neat little mechanism for quickly attaching/detaching the pocket clip, so I got to work on fashioning the end of the hacksaw blade to match the opening in the tool.