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When In Rome……!

By: Don Zelazny
on November 11, 2010 12:05 pm

Now this is cool.  I’ve been to Italy several times and the ingenuity of the ancients is truly remarkable.  Colosseums, aqueducts, and now this.  I dental colleague of mine had a post on his dental blog about this awesome gadget, yes, GADGET, found in the Mediterranean area, dating from the Middle Roman period, that’s 200-300AD!

So,  the Roman Army Knife must be the precursor to the hallowed Swiss Army Knife! Look at this folding gadget with three-pronged fork, knife, spoon, pick and spike.  It is housed at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK.

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    Elias says:

    Looks more like a Hobo Knife.

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