Time period: 11th to 16th Century
Materials: Iron, wood
Product Dimensions: 70 cm length
The Flesh Hook is a simple and effective way to remove large pieces of meat from the pot safely and securely. It was a standard kitchen tool for centuries as can be seen in manuscripts such as the Maciejewski Bible and Luttrell psalter (f. 207). The extant hooks may be found in the collection of the Museum of London (436 BC72 2652 (79) Ceramic phase 9- c.1270-c.1350) and Ashmolean Museum (inv.1971.1178).
This item has been hand forged from a single piece of iron and fitted with wooden handle. It is a functional tool and designed to be used.