Reg Barber chose the anodizing technique for itís durability. This involves immersing the handles in a chemical bath and applying an electrical current to it, causing oxide to be produced from the resulting rust on the aluminum. This layer of oxide hardens the aluminum and makes it resistant to corrosion. This particular tamper handle comes with the option of having an inlayed crown made from delron to prevent damage to your equipment from tapping the sides of the porta-filter. Custom engraving looks brilliant with all the Reg Barber tamps!
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.