posted on Jan, 31 2010 @ 02:10 AM
reply to post by silent thunder
Cool Roman Army knife. Star and flag for the thread. I wasn't aware that it was invented by the Romans.
The article says it was probably custom made by a wealthy traveller, but I don't think it was the only one made because like it is used now by a lot
of people, the Swiss Army Knife, back then there were many wealthy travelers and whoever came up with this idea back then probably had it made...
The fact that the spoon, and fork were made from silver, and the blade made out of iron tells me that there were probably at least some other Roman
Army Knives made before this one.
There could possibly be some that were made just out of iron and they could have rusted so much to be unrecognizable.
[edit on 31-1-2010 by ElectricUniverse]