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Freehand Torch Partially Rusticated Briar Espresso Tamper

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SKU: freehand-torch
5 stars, based on 1 reviews

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While the original Freehand Torch Tamper 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 wedding of pipe and tamper takes a great step forward with the Freehand Torch Espresso Tamper. The Torch takes its asymmetric shape from freehand pipes carved in the danish tradition. I like the way its gently arching neck offers several grip possibilities; the torch feels natural with the fingers wrapped under the neck or with the thumb resting along the curve of the neck among other possibilities. Any way you hold it, the Torch is a joy to handle and behold. Like the shape, the partially rusticated texture on the head was inspired by freehand danish pipes.

The irregular shape of the Torch required a great deal of hand-shaping and sanding making the Torch the most time consuming project in the Cavendish Series. All that hand work brought out the grain patten that nicely matches the curves of the handle. The top and underside of the curved neck present parallel and flame grain while particularly beautiful examples of bird’s eye grain decorates the sides. With rugged texture, sweeping lines, refined patterns, and long term comfort, the Freehand Torch is a pleasing and practical assembly of features.

- M.J.A.

Handle and 58mm Flat Base:

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

Handle Only:

Height: 2 11/16"
Width: 1 1/2"
Weight: ~1.7 oz

58mm Flat Base Only:

Height: 3/4"
Width: 2 5/16"
Weight: ~10.8 oz
Learn more about the rare and beautiful wood used on Cavendish Series espresso tampers

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5 / 5 stars

Very Unique!

I actually bought this Tamper quite a while ago so this is a good long term review after tamping many many espresso's. I have about five different tampers and this Briar Torch is my favorite. I use this at home and many guests come over and love my cappuccino's. They always notice this beautiful hand carved piece and compliment me on it. It is as sturdy as it is practical. Fits perfect in your hand, and balanced just right for a firm tamp. This is a piece of art!

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