I ordered this tamper from David based on a review by another Coffee Geek user. Boy, am I glad I did. They always tell you to go heavy when you're looking for a tamper, and this one fits the bill perfectly. It's also very beautiful: polished rosewood handle and a perfectly honed base (it may be aluminum, but it feels like solid steel). I've only had it for a week, but it produces a better tamp even than the Reg Barber one I bought online just a few weeks ago. The other thing about David is that he packs the tamper so carefully. It was double-wrapped in bubblewrap, so the tamper arrived in mint condition. Would definitely buy from him again.
Wonderful, great communicator, very responsive, and friendly to deal with. He shipped my tamper as soon as he received my check. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.