Reg Barber's first tamper was made from Maple. This barista tool is made from wood grown in the North Eastern regions of America and Canada. Eastern Maple is a light coloured hard wood with a soft golden brown grain. 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 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!