Lionsteel, a European knifemaker, recently announced the EGGIE, a multi-tool that can be carried in your pocket or on a keyring.
The Lionsteel Eggie multi-tool, a collaboration between the knifemaker and “Audacious Concept Design,” is made out of titanium and is fitted with 6 tools and screwdriver bits, plus a magnetic bit holder at the center.
The top cover unscrews to reveal the built-in bit storage slots.
Unsurprisingly, given Lionsteel’s core competencies, the tool comes with a small knife blade.
The bit loadout includes the knife blade, a slotted screwdriver bit, four sizes of Torx driver bits, and a tungsten carbide tip.
The slotted screwdriver bit is double-ended, sharing its opposite end with a Torx bit tip. So, in total there are two tools (knife, carbide-tipped point), and five screwdriver bit styles and sizes, plus the fixed bit holder.
Lionsteel says that the bits are made from stainless steel.
The included bits look to have a proprietary design, but hopefully the hex bit holder can accommodate industry-standard screwdriver bits and accessories. Lionsteel has not been clear on this.
There will be 3 color options – blue, grey, and bronze – presumably all anodized titanium. Each comes with a small titanium carabiner and what looks to be a keyring swivel.
Lionsteel Eggie Specs
- 1.93″ (49 mm) length
- 0.96″ (24.4 mm) diameter
- Weighs 2.42 oz (69 g)
- Materials: titanium (holder/handle), A-420 steel (bits/inserts)
Pricing and availability information is not available yet.
Torx screwdriver bit tips are common when talking about knifemaker pocket tools and multi-tools, but what about the slotted screwdriver? I assume the carbide tip is intended for emergency glass-breaking applications, and the knife blade is self-explanatory.
The egg-shaped handle looks to be compact, and with a nearly 1-inch diameter, it’s about the same size as many finger-grip screwdrivers.
This looks to be an interesting multi-tool. I’m not completely sold on the aesthetics, but I’m also not turned away by it.
I would expect for Lionsteel to make this in Italy, where they are headquartered.
Seeing as the main part of the tool and carabiner clip are made from anodized titanium, and the bits are all custom-designed and machined from stainless steel, expect a premium price.