Roman “Swiss Army Knife” – Everyday Carry Cutlery

Roman Swiss Army KnifeThis piece of “Everyday Carry Cutlery” could be considered the first “Swiss Army Knife”. Dating from A.D. 201 to A.D. 300 or so, this 3″ x 6″ knife includes a spoon, knife, toothpick, fork, spike and spatula. It is possible Roman soldiers would carry into the battlefield and to the dinner table, no one is certain of who used them.

The one in the image is a little old and rusted. Checkout the link below to see some others that are in better shape.

@ The Fitz Museum


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