INOX Sugihara model with Desert-Iron-Wood is made from molybdenum stainless steel (8A steel) for western style of knives made by Japanese traditional method, which is easy to polish for professional chef. The 8A steel is hard to be rusted that contains chrome molybdenum and it also lasts the sharpness long.
It is a beautiful and modern knife using special stainless steel. Its handle is made from Desert-Iron-Wood designed and made by Mr. Keido Sugihara who is a famous craftsman of custom knife.
Molybdenum stainless steel (8A steel) it has the characteristic that is sharp and hard to get rusty
It is a natural wood remained buried beneath the desert in the Southwestern U.S for a long time and for that reason it was almost fossilized, thus it is very high in density and it has a beautiful grain and shiny surface.