MEMBER ITEMS FOR SALE
Custom Knives | Other Knives | General Items
-------------------------------------------
New Posts | New PhotosAll Photos



Go Back   The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions > Custom Knife Discussion Boards > Knife Making Discussions > Historical Inspiration

Historical Inspiration This forum is dedicated to the discussion of historical knife design and its influence on modern custom knife work.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-12-2005, 05:32 PM
sjaqua's Avatar
sjaqua sjaqua is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Townsend, TN
Posts: 606
Send a message via ICQ to sjaqua
Romans invented the "Swiss Army" knife.

Ok I admit it; I do my handwork in front of the TV. But at least its not sit-coms (yech!).

So a little bit ago I was watching an episode of "What the Romans Did for Us". And on it they flashed an interesting artifact. One the likes of which I have never seen before.

It was a Roman folding knife, with a few extras. On the end opposite the blade pivot was a hinged piece that was a fork on one end and a spoon on the other. Also on the side of the frame opposite the blade, the knife featured an ear spoon, a tooth pick and one other unknown tool, that all folded out.

I have written the BBC but I don?t honestly expect much help from that quarter. So does anyone on this forum know of said artifact? Or can someone direct me to another, similar artifact?


__________________
Scott B. Jaqua
http://www.hagersonforge.com
http://hagerson.livejournal.com
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The most important right of all, is that of Free Speech. With out that, all your other rights will soon be taken away. So, I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend until death, your right to say it!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-12-2005, 05:47 PM
J.Arthur Loose's Avatar
J.Arthur Loose J.Arthur Loose is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,403
Send a message via AIM to J.Arthur Loose Send a message via Yahoo to J.Arthur Loose
Yeah, but what did the Romans really do for us?

I mean, really?


__________________






jloose.com

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-12-2005, 05:50 PM
sjaqua's Avatar
sjaqua sjaqua is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Townsend, TN
Posts: 606
Send a message via ICQ to sjaqua
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Arthur Loose
Yeah, but what did the Romans really do for us?

I mean, really?

Oh, I don't know, how about indoor plumbing?????????


__________________
Scott B. Jaqua
http://www.hagersonforge.com
http://hagerson.livejournal.com
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The most important right of all, is that of Free Speech. With out that, all your other rights will soon be taken away. So, I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend until death, your right to say it!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-12-2005, 07:17 PM
Jesse Frank Jesse Frank is offline
Steel Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 122
Well, there was the aquaduct...

Oh, and the roads.....

I love that movie

But what did they REALLY do for us??


Always look on the bright side of life!


__________________
http://jfmetalsmith.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-13-2005, 11:35 AM
Don Halter's Avatar
Don Halter Don Halter is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 1,261
It probably was dropped from production due lto a ack of a bottle opener or can opener.


__________________
Don "Krag" Halter

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-13-2005, 02:09 PM
J.Arthur Loose's Avatar
J.Arthur Loose J.Arthur Loose is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,403
Send a message via AIM to J.Arthur Loose Send a message via Yahoo to J.Arthur Loose
Romanus Eunt Domus!


__________________






jloose.com

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-13-2005, 04:00 PM
Messinger's Avatar
Messinger Messinger is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 445
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjaqua
... the knife featured an ear spoon,...
Because they didn't have keys?

-Ben
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-21-2005, 12:21 PM
fishguy fishguy is offline
Steel Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 132
Romans had lots of keys, they find em' all the time. The whole ear spoon thing escapes me though, isn't that why we have a little finger?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blade, folding knife, knife


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 AM.




KNIFENETWORK.COM
Copyright © 2000
? CKK Industries, Inc. ? All Rights Reserved
Powered by ...

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The Knife Network : All Rights Reserved