The Blundstone story started back in the 1800s, when two English families, the Blundstones and the Cuthbertsons, arrived in Hobart, Tasmania and set up separate boot manufacturing businesses. In the early 20th century, the Cuthbertson family bought the Blundstone business. They decided to keep the Blundstone name because of its long association with quality and reliability. Today the Cuthbertson family still owns Blundstone and the name still inspires confidence in a quality product. While we remain a Tasmanian family business,our boots are now worn and loved the world over.