From chocolate bars to snap blades!


In 1956 Yoshio Okada, the founder of Olfa Corporation, invented the world’s first snap-off blade cutter.

The inspiration for this incredible idea came from breaking off segments of chocolate bars and analysing the snap edges of broken glass.

This unique invention has since become a worldwide best-seller, and is often referred to as an Olfa Cutter.

The name Olfa comes from two Japanese words which, when translated, mean “to break a blade”.

More info about Olfa:

• Olfa is now the best-selling and fastest-moving cutting tool in the world.

• The Olfa cutters are renowned for their sharpness and durability.

• Other product features include auto-lock, comfort grip and suitability for left and right hand users.

• The Olfa product range includes heavy-duty cutters, standard models, safety models, industrial safety models and scrapers. All of these snap-off blade cutters come with accessories such as replacement blades and blade disposal cases.

• Olfa also produces a number of products for the crafty consumer. These include rotary cutters, scissors, quilt rulers, art knives and cutting mats.

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