This mill was made from a magnificent piece of Spalted Maple from Virginia. It's contemporary styling fits you hand perfectly. The mill is made with a ceramic grinder so you can grind Pepper Salt or Spices. Most mills are Stainless Steel but salt will corrode it. Thats why I use Ceramic and I give a Lifetime Warranty on the mechanism. The grinder feels very smooth while turing and has an adjustable grind from corse to extra fine. I can make this or any mill by a custom order from over 125 different species of wood or more than 70 different burls. These are made to order.