The Sage mortar and pestle from Swissmar is made from highest quality, polished G5 granite and is black with white speckles. The mortar has good capacity to ensure no ingredients will escape. The mortar is designed to allow both sides to grind, crush, and mix. The mortar is heavy yet comfortable and allows you to extract oils from spices and herbs without being absorbed into the granite. The mortar measures 17 x 10.6cm / 6.8 x 4.1 inches and weighs 3kg / 6.76lbs.