Palisander (Dalbergia latifolia), also known as Indian Rosewood or Sonokeling, has rich color striations ranging from chocolate to espresso to shades of deep purple, and can resemble ebony. When aged, it deepens to a more uniform color.
The tree grows as both an evergreen and a deciduous tree in South America, Southeast Asia and Madagascar.
The tree produces a hard (900 kg per m3) and heavy wood that is durable and resistant to rot and insects. Palisander is grown as a plantation wood in both India and Indonesia (origin of wood for these tamper handles), often in dense, single species groves, to produce its highly desirable long straight bore. The wood is used in premium furniture making and cabinetry, as veneer, and for turning.
|TORR Classic Palisander with Black Titanium Base|
|Diameter||53 mm (flat and convex bottom), 58 mm (convex bottom)|
|Tamper Height||3 3/4 in. (95 mm)|
|Piston Height||1/2 in. (13 mm)|
|Weight||10.5 oz. (300 g) for 53 mm|
|11 oz. (340 g) for 58 mm|
Notice: The tampers are handcrafted from premium hardwoods and stainless steel. Wood is a natural product and each piece is therefore unique and will differ in color, grain and finish. These characteristics enhance the beauty of the finished tamper.