View Full Version : New! Nenox Dessert Iron Wood Handle

06-27-2012, 06:34 PM
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Nenox Dessert Ironwood Collection (http://korin.com/Knives/Desert-Iron-Wood_2)

Korin recently got in a new line of Nenox knives!
(Sorry the image is kind of blurry... We tried a few times, but it kept coming out blurry.)

What is dessert ironwood?
Dessert iron wood is roots that have been dead for 50-100 years in the south western deserts of America and Mexico. The roots were given the name "ironwood" due to how over the years, the roots have carbonized and hardened to the point of gaining a reputation for hardness.


I know some Nenox handles had a shrinking and cracking problem in the past, but we are really REALLY hoping these handles won't shrink like the snake wood or quince wood... The Dessert Iron Wood line is going to replace the quince wood handles at Korin. Since the ironwood naturally grows in one of the driest places in the U.S, humidity shouldn't be a problem like before.

Here's to hoping.

06-27-2012, 06:48 PM
What is dessert ironwood?



06-27-2012, 07:10 PM
Hi Mari, It's not the roots alone that are called Ironwood. If I have my information correct, it is illegal to harvest living Ironwood trees in the Sonoran Desert. The woods we use, again if my info is correct, has been harvested from fallen, or dead trees.

Here is some more info on them. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert_ironwood.htm also http://www.pima.gov/cmo/sdcp/species/iw/illus.html

El Pescador
06-27-2012, 08:03 PM
What type of steel are the blades made out of?

06-27-2012, 09:23 PM
They're certainly handsome.

06-27-2012, 11:22 PM
What type of steel are the blades made out of?

Same stuff. VG1