About us

HD Sports is the world’s leading figure skate blade manufacturer, crafting exceptional blades for world-class skaters. National, World and Olympic champions choose our John Wilson and MK Blades above any other brand.

With a distinguished 300-year history, we have a deep-rooted passion for skating. We understand that precision and performance are the materials from which champions are made, so we’ve honed our quality, craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology to take you to the next level.

When Royal toolmaker John Wilson started making blades in 1696, the Sheffield engineer was famed throughout England for the quality of his tools, his crafting skills and his unparalleled reputation for excellence. Today, HD sports carries that legacy forward – and surpasses it.

Renowned engineers Hattersley & Davidson (est. 1894) acquired the firm in the early twentieth century and further developed John Wilson’s reputation for innovation. Prestigious skate company Mitchel & King then joined the stable in 1997, combining to make HD Sports, as it is now known, the unrivalled leader in the global figure skating industry.

We are still the foremost pioneer in blade technology, fostering excellence in skating and using revolutionary manufacturing techniques to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the sport.

Our precision is for your performance. Using the finest spring steel, our traditional craftsmen combine their expertise with modern CNC technology to make the best blades available anywhere in the world today. We know what’s needed when the pressure is on. And we know our blades will never let you down.

We make blades for champions.