By far the stouter of Ratray's two "Caber" series of tampers, the "Fat Caber" offers a pipe tool with high-end looks and a reassuring heft, not to mention some seriously sturdy construction. Though it could still readily tuck into a pocket, my impression is that it's more of desk-top companion to the "Slim Caber" line, one that would look perfectly at home standing beside an old-fashioned table-top lighter and an extra-large ashtray. It's constructed with solid brass underneath, and a variety of finishes outside. The tamper is sheathed within the fuselage, secured by a pair of rubber o-rings, the dottle-pick in turn following in the same pattern, sheathed within the handle of the tamper piece itself. The broad collar up top makes it easy to pull out the latter while keeping the former still in place.
This is a large tamper/pipe tool. Like a short but thick pen. The weight is nice though and adds a feeling of top quality. The finish seems like it could be marred up if not treated with care so that could be a bad thing depending on your choice of a... Read More used look or not. Each part sticks inside of the other with o-rings to keep them together so we will see if over time the rings give out with use. Hopefully not. Over all a great purchase. Read Less
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