This Roman multitool is a replica of a 3rd century original. The original is part of the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Multitools like this were used by Romans all over the empire and several originals have been excavated.
The tool has a hand-forged foldable knife, a spoon, a fork, a cosmetic set and a toothpick. This set is made of brass and has an iron knife. It is 13,5 cm long and has a blade of 7,5 cm.
It is uncertain whether this set was used by travellers or fulfilled a cosmetic purpose. Romans highly valued their appearance. Make-up, fashion styles and even hair fashion were daily conversation topics. This type of pocket knife must have been expensive for the owner. It is more likely it was property of a centurion or aristocratic lady instead of a normal legionary or citizen.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.