View Full Version : The Roman Multi Tool
09-30-2012, 03:58 AM
The above image is an 1,800 year old Roman gadget with 6 different purposes. It is made of silver with an iron blade and includes a spoon, fork, spike, spatula, toothpick, and of course, blade. The item was probably made between AD 200 and AD 300, when the Roman empire was a great imperial power. The item was found more than 20 years ago and was obtained by the Fitzwilliam Museum, in Cambridge England in 1991.
a replica with blade.
09-30-2012, 04:31 AM
Roman military cooking pots bronze 1st century.
1300-1500 gothic germany
09-30-2012, 06:06 AM
The Roman multi-tool is amazing, the cooking pots are beautiful, and the donut queen made me laugh. Well done, sir!
09-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Looks like you could still cook with everything here todayl, including doughnut girl, but not the multi-tool which wouldn't scare Victorinox at all I'm afraid.
09-30-2012, 06:20 PM
Roman leatherman, who knew?
09-30-2012, 09:28 PM
Norfolk Knife which was made by the Sheffield cutlers, Joseph Rodgers & Sons, for the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. It took two years to make, has over seventy blades, and was named in honour of the Duke of Norfolk, Lord of the Manor of Hallam. The Norfolk Knife has been exhibited all over the world, winning medals from Chile to China. The Knife is owned by Egginton Brothers, cutlery manufacturers in Sheffield, and is on loan to the Cutlers' Company.
09-30-2012, 10:17 PM
Is that a Norfolk knife in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me???
10-01-2012, 12:36 AM
It's nice but, to me, it's not quite versatile enough, don't you think?
10-01-2012, 12:49 AM
Hadn't seen the roman multitool, but was aware of the norfolk knife. I have always loved them, I carry a vic and a leatherman everyday.
The roman multitool is just awesome!
10-01-2012, 06:00 AM
Amazing, as always, Steeley!
That multi-tool really makes you think. What amazes me is that even then, they still "pretty it up" with the detailing. Same goes for the bronze pots. The handles amazed me, but not quite as much as the precision and skill of the whole piece!
This thread just made me excited to use my SAK, today, at work.
10-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Actually the detailing was what struck me most as well. I figured cooking pots for the military would be pretty rudimentary and unadorned, if not still very sturdy. But they are beautiful. Also that multi-tool is pretty interesting, though I can't imagine using it would be very convenient.
10-03-2012, 01:53 AM
I need to find someone to make me a pair of scifsars.
10-03-2012, 05:53 AM
During the 1st century in roman they had sharpening bench's in the market .
grinding stone and stones
and to sharpen there flint knap knives.
10-03-2012, 05:56 AM
And a few bronze daggers with gold inlay.
10-03-2012, 06:01 AM
I thought this ring was rather nice it show's a metal smith working on a helmet in 220 BC.
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