With the release of the new XS holder system Step has made up it’s own steel made for this holder, Step is known for a high quality steel and with that they have improved upon it with the BlackSteel version.This new coating provides additional strength for the edge while still maintaining the level of quality and durability found from Step.
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.