The intricate grinding mechanism on this Olive Wood Old-Fashioned Pepper Mill caught our eyes immediately, but then we noticed the exquisite olive wood body and knew it was really something special. The grain pattern of light and dark browns on each pepper mill is unique, crafted from olive wood imported from Bethlehem. Yes, this wood was grown in the Holy Land.
Olive wood is native to the Holy Land, and historians believe the first olive groves took root in the area around 4,000 B.C. Most carvings and other crafts produced from olive wood are made from trimmings as the trees are pruned, leaving the main tree to grow to maturity, often as long as 200 years.
For this old-fashioned olive wood pepper mill, it made sense to add a grinding mechanism with as much elegance as the wood itself. This pepper mill certainly turns the old “twist and grind” idea on its head. Crank the handle and watch the gears actuate the burr grinding mechanism to deliver consistently-sized grains of fresh pepper every time. Adjust the finial nut at the top to deliver grains from quite coarse to very fine, whatever you or your guests prefer. And talk about the perfect gift for that friend with a passion for all things Steampunk! Functionality never looked so cool.
• Old-Fashioned Olive Wood Pepper Mill
• Body of Bethlehem olive wood, imported from Israel
• Precision cast metal burr grinding mechanism
• For grinding whole peppercorns
• Not recommended for use with salt
3" dia. x 8"H