The history of multi-tools

Posted by Richard L on

The first multi-tool was designed around eating and was invented in the Middle Roman times. The multi tool below was made in approx 200 AD and is made of silver, the blade is made of iron. It is equipped with a spoon, fork, retractable spike, spatula and small tooth-pick. The Romans were fond of snails so the spike was probably used to extract the meat. The historians speculate that the spatula was used to poking cooking sauce out of bottles.  Since silver is an expensive metal, this one was probably made for the wealthy citizens. Other versions in cheaper metal probably...

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