Roman Multitool from 3rd Century CE

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Roman Multitool from 3rd Century CE


I see a knife, a fork, and a spoon, plus some other implements about which I don’t really care to speculate. More details over at The Fitzwilliam Museum. [via Neatorama]


8 thoughts on “Roman Multitool from 3rd Century CE

  1. Math Campbell says:

    I have to say, this is awesome. I honestly had no idea had these things in the 3rd cetury…
    Kinda knocks the Swiss Army into place, doesn’t it?!
    I’d love to see a re-make of this. If I had metal-frging equipment, i’d do it myself!

  2. SKR says:

    The long pointy tool looks like either an awl or a fid. The next one over to the left looks like a pipe tamp. I don’t know what the “torch” shaped tool could be though.

  3. Simon says:

    Which bit is the one for removing stones from horses hooves?

  4. says:

    It’s on the linked page: “eating implement, folding, with three-pronged fork, spatula, pick, spike and knife”

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