The surface of every BLACKSTEEL blade is coated with a layer of carbon nanoparticles to create an incredibly fine, hard edge. Like a high-quality knife, there are no burrs on the edge when sharpened. The mirror finish, obtained by heavily polishing the steel, enhances glide quality. The blade's hard edge withstands bangs and impacts and lasts longer— a real plus when the action gets intense.
We've been redefining skate blade quality standards since 2005. It all starts with a careful analysis of the physical characteristics of the steel we use for our blades—and it continues with quality controls at every step of production.
The superior hardness of the blade edge lets you dig into the ice with incredible control, boosting your confidence and precision when you turn and delivering better response on your stops. And with STEP's higher blades, you can really lean into the turns.