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Clean-cut Ellis multitool gets straight to the point

Clean-cut Ellis multitool gets...
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
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At first glance, the new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand certainly appears on the simplistic side
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At first glance, the new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand certainly appears on the simplistic side
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand features a partially serrated stainless steel blade
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand features a partially serrated stainless steel blade
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand features a partially serrated stainless steel blade
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand features a partially serrated stainless steel blade
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
Sketches of the new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand
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Sketches of the new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand
The Ellis doesn’t look all that dissimilar to a USB stick with its tools packed away
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The Ellis doesn’t look all that dissimilar to a USB stick with its tools packed away
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand  is available in black, silver or green
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand  is available in black, silver or green
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand features a bail loop for fixing the tool to your keys, belt loop, carabiner or a backpack
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand features a bail loop for fixing the tool to your keys, belt loop, carabiner or a backpack
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand weighs 2.8 oz
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand weighs 2.8 oz
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand  is available in black, silver or green
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand  is available in black, silver or green
At first glance, the new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand certainly appears on the simplistic side
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At first glance, the new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand certainly appears on the simplistic side
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand packs a multi-type screwdriver
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The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand packs a multi-type screwdriver
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If you think the new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand appears a little on the simplistic side, that is very likely the point from a toolmaker that likes to keep things classy and clean. Packed neatly into its body is a set of typical implements aimed at the common user, which can be safely secured in place thanks to a lockback design.

The Ellis doesn't look all that dissimilar to a USB stick with its tools packed away. Its rectangular body measures 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) long, extending to 6.1 in (15.5 cm) with the stainless steel drop point blade deployed. The blade itself is partially serrated for broader slicing and dicing capabilities.

The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand is priced at $99

The body is made from anodized aluminum and features a lockback mechanism on the spine to hold the tools in place when in use, or when they need to be safely stowed away. This includes the steel blade, but also tucked inside is a combination multi-type screwdriver and bottle opener.

The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand packs a multi-type screwdriver
The new Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand packs a multi-type screwdriver

At the other end of the tool is a discreet scraper and prybar combo, along with a bail loop for fixing the tool to your keys, belt loop, carabiner or a backpack. Designed for both left and right handers, the Ellis multi-tool has a total weight of 2.8 oz (80 g) and comes in black, silver or a hyper-green color called Electric Moss. All are available now via The James Brand's website for US$99.

Source: The James Brand

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4 comments
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A Leatherman is a multitool, this is a pocket knife.
Bionic88
This brand is relatively new. They make some damn pretty conversational($$) piece knives..recommend checking them out. And I agree, this is not much of a multitool..it's a reach naming it one.
RolandReagan
Victorinox Swiss Army has been making similar knives for years. To be a multitool it needs pliers.
Catweazle
When I was a lad we called these penknives.