The Atlas Brass Greek Pepper Mill has an attractive appearance, making it a must have kitchen tool for any get-together! This pepper mill has a solid brass construction, making it very alluring.Fresh ground pepper? Enjoy the gourmet taste and quality of freshly milled spices with the Atlas Bronze Pepper Mill. This pepper mill is hand made in Greece of solid durable brass. It was originally invented as a coffee grinder for the Greek army over a century ago. The heavy metal grinding mechanism is capable of grinding seven times the pepper per turn of the handle than the average mill. Saves wear and tear on your wrist as well as the grinder! The Atlas grinds pepper and other spices instead of crushing them. What does this mean in terms of gastronomy? It means there is more surface area on the pepper, which in turn opens it to more oxygen and produces more aroma and flavor.