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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cocobolo Pepper Mill and Salt Shaker Set - 10"

These are made from premium mill parts with a lifetime guarantee. The salt grinder uses a ceramic grinder mechanism to avoid corrosion. The pepper grinder uses a carbide mechanism designed for uniform size of ground pepper. Both are adjustable from coarse to fine. If you haven't had freshly ground pepper, you don't know what you're missing - the aroma, the taste, makes regular ground pepper seem like such a waste.

Cocobolo is a medium sized Central American tree growing up to 2' diameter and 90' tall. The heartwood is typically orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood, while the sapwood is a creamy yellow, contrasting sharply with the heartwood. Its fine texture and excellent color make Cocobolo one of the most popular exotic woods. Grows along Pacific seaboard of Mexico and Central America. Considered one of the most important woods in cutlery business for knife handles (can be soaked in soapy water with minimal ill effects). Also used for tool handles, brush backs, bowling balls, chess pieces, carving, jewelry boxes, canes, utensils, buttons, musical and scientific instruments, especially guitars and basses, but some woodwind instruments such as clarinets and oboes have been successfully made using cocobolo instead of the more usual African blackwood. It is also used in making luxury pens, and decorative veneer and inlay.

This set is 10 inches tall. A similar design, with similar woods, can be ordered for around $160.00, or $105 plus the cost of the materials.

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