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September 20, 2013

The Roman Army Knife: Or how the ingenuity of the Swiss was beaten by 1,800 years

The world's first Swiss Army knife' has been revealed - made 1,800 years before its modern counterpart.
An intricately designed Roman implement, which dates back to 200AD, it is made from silver but has an iron blade. It features a spoon, fork as well as a retractable spike, spatula and small tooth-pick. Experts believe the spike may have been used by the Romans to extract meat from snails. | Mail Online

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 20, 2013 6:00 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I had seen that before, but I can't remember where. Still, it is nice to see that clever does not know the ages.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at September 20, 2013 6:24 PM

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