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Freehand Tiger Paw Smooth Briar Espresso Tamper

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SKU: freehand-tiger-paw

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While the original Freehand Tiger Paw 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!

The Freehand Tiger Paw Smooth Briar Espresso Tamper is special even among the Cavendish Series. The block for this tamper was cut from the edge of the Briar burl so one side retained the original bark texture. The asymmetric shape developed as I kept that natural rough surface, which is reminiscent of pipes carved in the freehand tradition. This shape was formed with a series of panels that transition to a round neck at the base. The light color, striped markings and fistlike shape reminded me of a tiger paw and together with the freehand style, helped name the tamper. The Tiger Paw has a great deal of variety in the grain; I love the parallel and flame grain on the sides. The odd shape fits very well into the hand and the slightly angled head offers a comfortable place for the fingers to rest giving you a great grip on the tool. These attributes make it a useful instrument as well as a fascinating ornament in the shop.

- M.J.A.

Handle and 58mm Flat Base:

Height:3 7/8"
Width:2 5/16"
Weight: ~12.5 oz

Handle Only:

Height: 3 1/4"
Width:1 1/2"
Weight: ~2.5 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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We are Prima Coffee Equipment, your guides to coffee geekdom. We love to try new coffees, test new gear, and teach others as we learn new things. Where we've seen gaps in the available barista tools and technology, we've sought to fill them as best we can, utilizing skilled, local craftsmen and American materials. From handmade espresso accessories to scale-compatible pour over stands to the first adjustable angle tamper, our sights are set on innovation and we're determined to bring you the best in coffee and espresso equipment.
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