The James Brand

James Brand Ellis

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The Multi-tool Reimagined

Going from strength to strength, our friends at the James Brand just released their first multi-tool and it's an EDC home-run. Staying true to their ethos of "maximum minimalism," the James Brand Ellis has everything you need, and nothing you don't. 

Inspired by the classic Victorinox Swiss Army Knives, the Ellis is built on the same principles of clean, simple and intuitive design. What's different is that the Ellis strips away any extraneous tools (such as awl, corkscrews and magnifying glasses).

Working with real-world feedback from consumers, the team at James Brand went through the process of removing everything that is not needed. For urban carry, they found that the blade gets used 90% of the time with the bottle opener and screwdriver coming next – and that's why only these 3 tools made the cut and are integrated seamlessly into the slim and compact frame of the Ellis.

And unlike the Victorinox Swiss Army Knives which are famously non-locking, the Ellis features a double lock-back design, with each implement having its own mechanism for extra security and stability.

Highly refined and immensely capable, the James Brand Ellis is the modern interpretation of a time-honored classic. If you're looking for a sleek, stylish update to the ubiquitous (and often bloated) multi-tool – the James Brand Ellis will be just right for you.

  • Sandvik 12C27 steel blade
  • Partially-serrated drop-point blade with nail nick
  • Lightweight aluminum scales
  • Built-in tools: flathead screwdriver, scraper and bottle opener
  • Lockback locking mechanism
  • Manual opening
  • Bail loop lanyard attachment point
  • Phosphor bronze washers
  • Blade length: 2.56" (6.5 cm)
  • Overall length: 6.18" (15.7 cm)
  • Weight: 0.17 oz (80 grams)

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