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#195032 - 02/03/10 04:04 PM The world oldest Multitool / SAK
Tyber Offline
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Found this on the net and thought I would share it..

Apparently it is the oldest Multitools/SAK


http://gizmodo.com/5460475/the-worlds-oldest-swiss-army-knife?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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#195033 - 02/03/10 04:28 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: Tyber]
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So, it's a RAK (Roman Army Knive)?

Actually, I anticipated seeing, once I got to the web site, something like an Achuelian hand axe, some hundreds of thousands years old, used for cutting throwing, pounding, raw material for smaller tools, etc.
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#195035 - 02/03/10 05:06 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: Tyber]
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Wow. That's pretty cool. Thanks for the link.
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#195037 - 02/03/10 06:17 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: ]
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"I, Spartacus, will now gouge out your eyeball with the spoon on my multi-tool." laugh
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#195038 - 02/03/10 06:18 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: Mark_F]
Tyber Offline
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ROFLMAO thanks for the laugh Mark!


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#195042 - 02/03/10 07:26 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: Tyber]
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This tool has been mis-labelled. It's actually a shoehorn with accessories.

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#195044 - 02/03/10 07:40 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: Tyber]
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You're welcome. And for the record ... I just couldn't resist. laugh
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#195046 - 02/03/10 07:50 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: Mark_F]
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Clever romans to include a spoon and fork centuries before the invention of spaghetti. It pays to be prepared.
I refer to my bottle opener as my 'Irish army knife'.
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#195069 - 02/04/10 01:38 AM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: TheSock]
NobodySpecial Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Originally Posted By: TheSock
Clever romans to include a spoon and fork centuries before the invention of spaghetti.

But they are on opposite ends of the same tool - obviously why the Romans died out

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#195119 - 02/04/10 11:30 PM Re: The world oldest Multitool / SAK [Re: NobodySpecial]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Looks handy.

Goes to show that the requirements and desire for compact but effective utensils haven't changed much in 1800 years.

I'm guessing here but I suspect that you had to be fairly rich to afford such a fancy bit of kit back in 200AD. Pulling that out in an encampment in the day people would stand up and take notice. Lots of uber traveler camp cred. A real status symbol. It might be like pulling out something like a light saber today.

Thanks for posting this.

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