This pepper grinder is hand turned from Monkey Puzzle. Monkey Puzzle is from Chile and Argentina. Monkey Puzzle is described as beautiful and bizarre. The tree is the nearest relative to the Carboniferous period, which was 300 million years ago. Monkey puzzle became popular during the Victorian era. It got its name from a group in Britain in about the year 1850. One made the remark “It would puzzle a monkey to climb that”. First called “Monkey Puzzler” then now “Monkey Puzzle”. Tree size 65 to 115’ tall and 3 to 5’ in diameter. The grinder is antique brass and fully adjustable to give the perfect grind. Polished and sealed with a food grade finish.