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JRoME:
I have my doubts about this news story about a "Swiss army" type tool from around 200AD, although I wouldn't be surpised.  What do you think? Here's the link:
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1247230/The-Roman-Army-Knife-Or-ingenuity-Swiss-beaten-1-800-years.html

Bud Stewart:
Here is a very fascinating thread create by Xenophon in the “History an Archeology" discussion section related to this very artifact. Refurbished Gallery of Greek and Roman antiquities at The Fitzwilliam Museum

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=59806.msg372705#new

JRoME:
Thanks for the link, Bud.

Aarmale:
Thats stange  :o!

gavignano:
I don't know how many metal antiquities experts read this board, but my non-expert first look at that tool was that the handle looks decidely not 3rd century Roman, although i have no real problem with the concept of the romans making such an item, even of silver (But heck, with that much money, what's up with the iron blade?)

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