There’s an 1,800 year-old Roman version of present day Swiss Army Knife, complete with folding spoon, fork, spatula, pick, spike and knife. It was made mostly from silver, so it has held up pretty well. The spike might have helped in extracting the meat from snails, and the spatula in poking sauce out of narrow-necked bottles: the pick could have served as a tooth-pick.
In 1669 King Louis XIV banned pointed, sharp knives in an attempt to reduce violence, and that’s why table knifes are dull and rounded today. Apparently, this measure worked, but did not stop dinner table altercations entirely, but rather made them slightly less bad.