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Calabash Royal Smooth Briar Espresso Tamper

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Gift Returnable
SKU: calabash-royal

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While the original Calabash Royal has been sold, we are more than happy to indulge requests for this style of tamper. Please note that every tamper's grain will have its own unique characteristics, and thus each will be one of a kind. Still in love with this style? Contact us today!

Patterned after the Calabash pipe shape, the crimson color and regal lines of this handle inspired the name “Calabash Royal.” The fine grain flows in flame patterns on two parallel sides of the neck converging in swirls of tight birds eye on the other sides. I find that the large, rugged sand spot contributes to the grain pattern and sets the Calabash Royal apart from the rest of the Cavandish series. Beauty aside, this handle fits very well in the hand with a tall thin shape. A rim around the top of the head provides for a comfortable and reliable grip. The satin finish of the Calabash Royal handle is the product of the same Carnauba wax commonly used by pipe makers. A tamper this beautiful and useful will certainly contribute to espresso fit for royalty.

- M.J.A.

Handle and 58mm Flat Base:

Height: 3 3/4"
Width: 2 5/16"
Weight: ~12.7 oz

Handle Only:

Height: 3 1/8"
Width: 1 11/16"
Weight: ~2.1 oz

58mm Flat Base Only:

Height: 3/4"
Width: 2 5/16"
Weight: ~10.5 oz
Learn more about the rare and beautiful wood used on Cavendish Series espresso tampers

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