There are a lot of different types of tampers out there, but few are anything like these. These tampers are cast in solid brass in three whimsical shapes - an old-fashioned-looking man or lady, or a lady's leg. They're hefty and feel good in the hand, and because they're solid brass, their durability is unquestionable and will clean up easily. Other tampers made of brass often sell for more than $20, but these great little pieces are well under $10. Please note that these are smaller tampers (height shown next to product name above) which make them ideal for smaller-bowled pipes that a regular tamper might be too large for.