This handle is made from a dense rosewood from Africa with a deep red color accentuated by a dark grain. After it is turned on a wood lathe it is hand sanded and hand polished for a beautiful finish. The process itself can take up to four days. This particular tamper handle can come with an inlayed crown known as delron. 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!