The Black Blades from Step Steel is the absolute best blade on the market.
Step has developed a method of hardening the surface of our blades by adding a layer of carbon nanoparticles. This new technology, used by NASA, delivers the lowest coefficient of friction available in a hockey blade - which means you get optimal glide for less effort during each and every game. Save your energy for when you need it most and give yourself an edge over your opponent. In addition, the mirror finish and the hardness of the steel help your blade keep its edge longer, even on impact with other pieces of equipment. And that means less sharpening and longer blade life.
Edge Holder: this steel is built for the Bauer Edge Holder (quick-release trigger).
STEP Skates ST-EDGE Blacksteel is the best hockey blade on the market, period. It is used by numerous NHL players, including Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko, Morgan Reilly, amongst many others.. The Blacksteel is manufactured in the STEP Skates factory in Quebec City, and comes pre-sharpened with a 10' radius, neutral pitch, and are guaranteed to be straight. Additional details of the Blacksteel are as follows:
Nano surface Giga performance:
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.
STEP Skates has been redefining skate blade quality standards since 2005. It all starts with a careful analysis of the physical characteristics of the steel they use for their blades—and it continues with quality controls at every step of production.
Blades with Real Bite:
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.