The Athena 8" Greek Brass Pepper Mill has old-world charm and style. The mill makes adding fresh pepper to your meals easy and simple. Perfect for keeping on the kitchen counter or dining table. Athena was the goddess of wisdom, so it's obvious that the Athena Pepper Mill would be a wise choice for your kitchen or dining room table. This pepper mill is crafted from brass and copper, and is handmade in Greece using artisan methods that date back three centuries. This mill was adapted from the Greek coffee mills that were originally used by the Greek army for use in the field several hundred years ago. The grinding mechanism has been designed to actually grind the pepper rather than smash the pepper (which is how mass marketed mills operate) thus maximizing the flavor and aroma.