Paduk is heavy and durable wood, which grows in western tropical Africa. It has a characteristic dark red colour with red lines. It is an extremely impressive type of wood recommended for those wishing to add an imposing or symbolic character to their tamper.
Wenge is dark brownish in colour with especially separated dark and white lines. Wenge is mainly found in Cameroon and Gabon and in certain regions of Tanzania and Congo. It is a durable type of wood of intense hardness. It is recommended for those who want to give a chic and elegant character to their tamper.