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.