The oldest version of the Swiss Army knife

Roman Swiss Army Knife

This could be the world’s first Swiss Army knife designed by the Romans. It was made about 200 AD, 1,800 years before the invention of the modern Swiss Army knife by Karl Elsener in 1897.

The dimensions of the knife is 3in x 6in (8cm x 15cm)  and  was made for the purpose of enjoying food. The ancient knife sports a spoon, blade, fork, spike, blade, spatula and even a toothpick.

The unique artifact is currently on display at the Greek and Roman antiquities gallery at Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum. It was reported that the knife was excavated more than 20 years ago from the Mediterranean area and has been in the museum since 1991.

[DailyMail via Gizmodo]