The knife is on display at the Greek and Roman antiquities gallery at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum
The truely amazing part of this astonishing object is indeed the fork.
In Europe, the fork, originally bi-spiked, was invented in the XVI th century answering the necessity of sparing the wide ruffs from food stains.
There was no way to spare the immaculate collars eating with fingers.
The fork was born...
This three spiked roman fork is not only an important discovery but shows the evidence of very elaborated, refined, modern culture.
The Roman Army Knife: Or how the ingenuity of the Swiss was beaten by 1,800 years.
"The world's first Swiss Army knife' has been revealed - made 1,800 years before its modern counterpart.An intricately designed Roman implement, which dates back to 200AD, it is made from silver but has an iron blade. It features a spoon, fork as well as a retractable spike, spatula and small tooth-pick.Experts believe the spike may have been used by the Romans to extract meat from snails."Read more: