Stainless steel is an alloy that contains iron, chromium and nickel, and has a very high resistance to oxidation. Pans made from this material have a delicate sound with long duration. Due to the resistance of this material to oxidation, it is suitable for using in humid climate. Accourding to springiness ability of this material, it is sensitive to sever impact. Therefore, it needs delicate touch of its users. Due to the presence of chromium and its tendency to form protective oxide layers, this instrument will change its color slightly overtime. This color changing does not damage the instrument and it is a kind of protective layer of chromium oxide that prevents iron from oxidizing.
Nitrided steel is the product of case-hardening steel using nitrogen, which makes the steel very hard, yet tunable.
Nitrided steel instruments have a clear, ceramicy tone to them and have less sustain compared to stainless steel instruments.
Instruments crafted from this material have a very high resistance towards impact and stay in tune for longer compared to stainless steel instruments. Because of a layer of black oxide on their surface they are still resistant towards oxidation, yet not as much as stainless steel instruments.
YonaPan was founded by “Farhad Dolatabadi” in 2016, and started making pans that same year using the simplest of tools. Yona means peace, and our logo Represents the 3 harmonics of each handpan note.
As of now YonaPan is a known brand worldwide, and has experience in crafting pans in most scales and with most materials. Our main goal is crafting a long-lasting instrument with a clear, beautiful tone.