The Japanese art of blacksmithing looks back on a proud history of more than 2000 years. Masterfully forged swords reflect the unparalleled devotion to materials and manufacturing technology. The Japanese cutlery technique is also based on this tradition, which makes Japanese knives unique in the world to this day.
"Made in Japan" is the seal of quality for knives for professionals and all demanding users. Yoshio Okada joined this proud tradition when he invented the world's first snap-off blade for cutter knives in 1956, a unique invention that became a worldwide bestseller and set the standard in design and geometry for these knives to this day.
In 1979, Yoshio Okada developed the first rotating cutter knife, an invention that revolutionized work in the fabric industry and tailoring.
The outstanding quality of OLFA blades is the result of a multi-stage manufacturing process in which only the best tool steel is used. In order to achieve a perfect balance of maximum sharpness and longest service life, all OLFA blades are adapted to their intended use in terms of hardness and sharpening angle, as well as the roughness of the whetstone used.
Today OLFA offers cutter knives for all conceivable areas of application. Wherever materials made of paper, plastic, wood, etc. have to be cut, OLFA knives are the best choice!