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Roman "Swiss" Army Multitool [Feb. 11th, 2007|12:11 pm]
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Almost every geek I know carries some sort of multitool. It might be a Wenger/Victorinox, a Leatherman, a Gerber, or some other smaller company like SOG. It appears, according to this:

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/opac/search/cataloguedetail.html?&priref=70534&_function_=xslt&_limit_=10#1

That even the ancient Romans carried a multitool on their belts. This one seems to be all about the eating. It has a fork, a spoon, a knife, a pick, and a few other litle things on it. When I was in the Boy Scouts, I had a silverware set that notched together (but pulled apart for actual use), so I guess some things, like compact tools for eating, are going to be a staple of portable gear forever.

Pretty neat.

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[User Picture]From: j_stone_
2007-02-12 02:44 pm (UTC)
I had a similar silverware set. Hell, I've probably still got it. In fact, I'm sure I do.

Ancient Romans rock, though they would have probably be afraid to carry an actual "Swiss" army knife. The Swiss, after all, are the fiercest people in all of Gaul.
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