Our standard peppermills are hand-crafted using a ceramic mechanism. The mills with the ceramic mechanism don’t have the metal knob on top because the grind is adjusted using a knob on the bottom. The mills with the ceramic mechanism can be used for salt or pepper. The peppermill bodies can be a traditional design or a more contemporary design. The antique peppermill is designed to look like a coffee-grinder, and it features a metal mechanism so it cannot be used for salt.  The antique peppermill holds about 1 tablespoon of peppercorns, so this is the perfect size if you don’t use a lot of pepper, and want to keep very fresh peppercorns in your mill.