Among the best EDC products that you can have in your pocket is a Swiss Army knife. This gadget is a practical tool that can help when you’re in a pinch. Think of it a pocket knife that has been over-engineered to another level and has been the go-to accessory for many adventurers. Two of the most popular brands are Victorinox and Wenger, but another player is entering the arena. The James Brand The Ellis takes the beloved multi-tool and upgrading some of its features.

Conventional models from the two aforementioned brands normally use cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) for its scales. Also known as Tenex, Cellidor, or Tenite, this material can come in different colors. However, the iconic Swiss Army knife is normally associated with its striking red colorway. On the other hand, The James Brand is upping the ante by using anodized aluminum instead of the durable plastic of the original models.

The James Brand The Ellis holds all of the important stuff that you might need. You have a knife, bottle opener/flat-head screwdriver, and scraper/pry tool. The company is forging each of these out of Sandvik 12C27 steel for exceptional durability. Moreover, unlike the original locking mechanism on a Victorinox or Wenger Swiss Army knife, it uses a lockback system to keep everything securely in place. The handle measures 3.5 inches and extends up to 6.1 inches with the drop point blade out. Lastly, it’s available in three colors: Black, Electric Moss, and Silver. Get this high-quality EDC for $99.

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