Our Signature handle made Reg famous. The choice of many world barista champions and countless competitors, its ergonomic design fits perfectly in your hand. This helps you find just the right tamping pressure to produce a level, evenly distributed coffee bed.
Tamarind is a tropical hardwood that is prized for its unique grain patterns and rich colors. The spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood. It is found in wood that has begun initial stages of decay, and is then subsequently dried (preventing further decay). The partial decay, called spalting, can give the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood.
Each one is a unique piece with varying colors and degrees of spalting. Just beautiful.
All our wood handles are artisan-crafted by Reg himself, and finished by hand using Reg's proprietary mixture of food-safe natural finishes. They develop a soft, satin patina with use.
Please note that this listing is for a handle only. Handles and bases must be specified individually to create a complete tamper. We'll assemble it for you before shipping.
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.