Mana Blade's Steering Blade is a great light weight steering blade. It is designed for both open ocean and flat water. It holds to canoe very well and still provides a good entry while paddling It's construction makes this blade very durable. The balsa is protected by fiber glass and carbon fiber to make it extra strong, and its edges are coated with Tuff epoxy to help prevent cracking and chipping. Mana Blade's Steering Blade comes with grip on the back to prevent slipping against the canoe.