Reg Barber selected Zebra wood for it's beautiful striped features. This heartwood is a golden pale yellow. After it is turned on a wood lathe it is hand sanded and polished for a beautiful finish. The process itself can take up to four days. This particular tamper handle can come with an inlayed crown. Reg originally added the inlayed crown to prevent damage to your equipment from tapping the sides of the porta-filter. Custom engraving looks brilliant with all the Reg Barber coffee tampers!
Reg Barber offers four different base materials for you to choose from.
Stainless steel resists rust and corrosion and is a heavier metal. It is the recommended base material at RB.
Aluminum is a softer metal which possesses the ability to resist corrosion.
Brass is a durable metal that is relatively resistant to tarnishing. It is used for decorative purposes due to it's bright gold appearance. It is not as dense as stainless but minutely heavier.
Copper is the heaviest metal we offer for bases. It is aesthetically pleasing. It requires the most maintenance to care for and is a very soft metal.