Paris Classic "Chocolate" Salt Mills?The high quality beech wood used in Peugeot mills is grown, harvested, dried, shaped and finished in France. Paris mills come in a varnished gloss lacquer finish. The grinding mechanism crack the peppercorns before they're ground, the grind is adjusted by turning the top nut: turn it clockwise (tighten) for a finer grind; counter-clockwise (loosen) for a coarser grind. The same unyielding commitment that goes into every Peugeot pepper mill mechanism is also evident in the stainless steel salt mechanism. Adjustable grinders and easy to fill. Made in France with a lifetime warranty. The Peugeot pepper grinder mechanism are made of harden steel and salt mills are made of stainless steelfor durability and long like. Peugeot of France created the salt and pepper grinders in 1842. The patented design of the grinding mechanism created by a company engineer for the first Peugeot pepper mills is still in use today, virtually unchanged. Often copied, but never equalled.