Blackening Stainless Steel + Ziricote.
This 9iNE is made of ziricote. The irregular grain patterns of black and light brown-gray like sumi ink are austere.
The sound is quite close to that of the Beefwood, but the Ziricote is a bit crisper, sharper, and has a cleaner low frequency range. The beefwood is a bit milder, but the ziricote has more of an edge to it.
In LOAK, I felt that beefwood and ziricote sounded a bit low-density and analog-like, but 9iNE has a fat, full, and long-lasting sound in the low midrange, so beefwood and ziricote sound clear and well-balanced.
I think these woods are recommended for those who want a light, straightforward, and smart sound from wood.