For more than 300 years, John Wilson has crafted its blades with the optimal balance between high technology and high-touch hand finishing. With an unwavering commitment to research, design and technology, John Wilson crafts its blades from the highest steel quality to create the finest figure blade available.
Every John Wilson blade is produced using laser technology for unmatched precision on the ice. The process commences with laser cutting to guarantee blade geometry accuracy to 0.004 inches (the thickness of a human hair). State of the art surface treatments and coatings ensure a premium quality blade.
In 1696, King Charles II became fascinated with ice skating and requested John Wilson, a noted toolmaker of that era, make a pair of skate blades for him—and the world of ice skating has not been the same since.
The reputation of John Wilson grew, and in 1841, Queen Victoria instructed the company to make Prince Albert and her a pair of ice skates. Today, John Wilson continues to be the standard of excellence for skaters worldwide, offering an unsurpassed English elegance.