The ancient Romans had multi-purpose tools similar to today’s pocket knives of the Swiss army. Such a tool had: a knife, a spoon, a three-tooth fork, a pick and a spatula. Such a pocket knife was part of the Roman soldier’s equipment.
The pocket knife in the photo is dated to the 3rd century CE. It is made of silver and iron. The object is on the exhibit in Fitzwilliam Museum.
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