Wales, United Kingdom
In the early 1980s Jim started making his own farrier tools by hand to help him improve his skills. However, it was a chance occurrence at an American Farrier’s Convention Association event in Albuquerque New Mexico, which was to be the catalyst to these tools becoming commercially available.
After successfully competing in Albuquerque Jim’s tools went missing from a hotel reception. Returning to the UK, Jim thought the tools were lost for good but was delighted to receive a telephone call from Loet van der Linden of the US-based Delta Horseshoe Company, to say Jim’s tools had been packed up by their farrier team, also competing in Albuquerque, by mistake.
Loet went on to say that he was returning the tools, but was struck by their craftsmanship and quality and was keen to learn if Jim had designed and made the tools himself. He had, and this was to lead to the commercial production of Jim Blurton Farrier Tools two years later, with Delta distributing the products throughout the USA.
It took two years to perfect the range, testimony to the time and craftsmanship Jim and his team dedicated to the task. Today, the Jim Blurton range of farrier tools are available through a worldwide dealer network, or to purchase directly from our online shop.
The business has grown year-on-year and Jim Blurton is now widely regarded as the UK’s number one manufacturer of quality farrier tools with the most comprehensive range of quality tools on offer worldwide, now available through a dedicated website and online shop.
The Jim Blurton Farrier Tool are designed with quality and everyday use in mind and now include hammers, tongs, fullers, pritchels, stamps, punches, nippers, pull offs and knives. Click here to see our full range.