Cooking Kettle Saw Hook

Make Your Own Medieval



Nothing beats food cooked over an open fire; however, a fire can’t be turned up and down as easily as a modern oven. The practical, medieval solution to this was to use a trammel hook or kettle saw. This enables you to adjust the high of your pot or grill from the fire to get the perfect temperature for cooking your food.

This blacksmith forged kettle saw/trammel hook is 40 cm long and extends to a length of up to 62cm. A perfect addition to your medieval cooking gear for your next re-enactment or living history camping event and is based on depictions from period art.

Hannah Honours her Vow; Recreant Priests, France, Paris, 1240s, MS. M 638 (fol.  20r), The Morgan Library

The Romance of Alexander, 1338-1344

Comedies de Terence circa 1415

Quart Volume de histoire scolastique 1470

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, MS M.917, 1440c, The Netherlands, The Morgan Library.

Tripod stand and cooking pot shown in photos are available separately.