Our original Cartridge Salt & Pepper Grinders are made from stainless steel and Japanese Tamo ash with brown and black stain. The grinder sections are ceramic and have fine to course grinding settings. Designed for those who love sportsmanship they are ideal for a winters shooting lunch. They come as a pair.
Tamo Ash has spectacular almost three-dimensional figured grains. One is called ‘peanut’ figure because it has areas that actually do look rather like peanut or double-nut goober shells. Another is ‘waterfall’ figure because it looks like water falling over glass.
Apparently Tamo trees develop this peanut figure when strong vines encircle their trunks. This natural strangling restricts the flow of nutrients so the tree grows in spurts and this shows up in the grain. The Japanese requiring a good supply of figured tamo eventually learned to lash ropes around saplings reproducing the figure naturally made by vines.
We like to combine the grinders with our Otis place mats and coasters to enhance a table scape. The salt & pepper grinders make a gorgeous gift for any occasion including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings or Christmas. Of course the salt & pepper grinders come in our fabulous Forwood Design gift boxes.
Lastly the cartridge salt & pepper grinders are exceptionally easy to clean. Just wipe with damp cloth and buff with a dry one.