So Many Grinders – How Did It All Start?
We don’t call ourselves Premium Grinders for nothing; grinders are our
passion. Different styles, varied materials, numerous sizes, and a vast
range of colors make finding the perfect grinder a fun and fulfilling exercise.
So, what started all of this?
Tired of the hassle and mess of chopping their tobacco with a knife, two
Australian inventors patented the first tobacco grinder in July 1905. Their
concept changed the grinding landscape forever. This simple wooden
device would inspire others to take the idea to the next level, fostering the
vast array of options we have today.
While metal grinders are more popular today than their wooden
counterparts, wood ones remain popular with many. Premium Grinders
is proud to offer several options for wooden grinders, including this model,
which is faithful to the original design.
Like the original 1905 creation, this two-part wooden grinder is not only
visually appealing and a joy to use. It fits easily in any pocket, is
lightweight, and is easy to operate. Sometimes the simplest things turn out
to be the best, and we think this is one of those times.
Another first for grinders occurred in 1999 when this Sweet Leaf Original
Pocket Wood Grinder came upon the scene. This 2-inch model was soon
joined by the 2 1/2 inch Sweet Leaf Original Party Sized Would Grinder.
Both models fit comfortably in the hand and easily into your pocket. The
design and warm wood tones pay homage to grinding history and offer a
nostalgic option in today’s market.
For a more modern take on the original 1905 design, Ryot offers four
different models with updated features like stainless steel pins and
1905 Fly (butterfly shape)
All models are crafted from walnut and are approximately 2 inches in
diameter. The square and slim are cube-shaped, with the Slim model
sporting four grooves r around the body.
Why Choose a Wooden Grinder?
In a world full of plastic and metal grinders, it may seem odd that wood
grinders are still popular. But, many folks enjoy the nostalgia of these
throw-back products and the unique characteristics inherent in wood.
Each wood grinder bares its particular grain pattern and coloring. Many
people find the beauty of wood and its natural feel preferable to metal or
plastic in their hand. After all, man has been fabricating essential items
from wood since the beginning of time.
So Many Grinders, Indeed!
There are easily several hundred different grinders available at Premium
Grinders from which to choose. When considering all the numerous
materials, sizes, features, and colors that we offer, choosing the best
grinder can be a challenge.
This article is the first in our So Many Grinders series to help you weed
through all our grinders’ options and unique characteristics. We will follow
this article about their origins with a series of blogs highlighting all of our
We hope you enjoy this article and look forward to delivering more insights
and valuable information to aid your search for the perfect grinder.
Next up: Metal Grinders