There are several styles of muddlers in the market, for every taste of bartender and for every type of function. I´ve seen many sorts of muddlers been advertised on line for all different means. Muddlers that advertise the fact that they remove more skin, grind, smash etc. Not counting the different...
Bargreen Ellingson sells a really cheap crappy plastic muddle r for $1.91 - I derive little joy when using this substandard piece of crap. A friend with a lathe is going to help me turn a couple out of a chunk of sugar maple I've got stashed. I hope to be in a Happy Place soon.