Heavy Tamper is a new company based in Prague, they specialise in producing tamprs and coffee handles, we are very proud to distribute this product in Australia and to support someone that share the same values and entusiasm in coffee toolery as us. Every tamper is finished to the highest of standards, they look and feel perfect!
Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Oak planking was common on high status Viking longships in the 9th and 10th centuries. The wood was hewn from green logs, by axe and wedge, to produce radial planks, similar to quarter-sawn timber. Wide, quarter-sawn boards of oak have been prized since theMiddle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons inLondon and in the construction of fine furniture. Oak wood, from Quercus robur and Quercus petraea, was used in Europe for the construction of ships, especially navy men of war, until the 19th century, and was the principal timber used in the construction of European timber-framed buildings.