OLFA U.S.A. Inc.

OLFA U.S.A. Inc.
5201 E US 36, Suite 213
Avon, IN 46123

The name “OLFA” comes from two Japanese words which mean “to break a blade”.  In 1956 Mr. 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 analyzing the snapped edges of broken glass. OLFA® brand blades are made with top quality materials, forged with technologies that stem from traditional Japanese sword-making.  The handles that allow users to gain the full cutting performance of these high-quality blades are designed, developed and manufactured in Japan.  OLFA® is proud of the unwavering quality that goes into every product we make.

Hands down, safer cutting saves money! Over 50% of hand injuries involve cuts, lacerations, or puncture wounds. Not only is lost employee time an issue, but there are also other behind-the-scenes costs that add up quickly.  These costs include wages that aren’t covered by worker’s compensation, lost work time or complete work stoppages, as well as administrative time for paperwork and reporting.  Fortunately, OLFA has a solution.

Our safety knives are designed to be simple to use and sharp, while keeping hands safe and protected. You can reduce the risk of potential injuries when cutting through materials by using high-quality knives that are appropriate for a variety of applications.

Choose the knife that best suits your job by examining these three categories:

Semi-Automatic Safety Knives feature spring-activated blades that self-retract as soon as the blade loses contact with the cutting surface, as long as the slide is disengaged. Workers don't have to remember to “close the blade” after each use, which in turn helps prevent injuries that would be caused by reaching for a knife and touching an open blade.  Check out the four OLFA® knives in this category, including our best-selling SK-4 Semi-Automatic Self-Retracting Safety Knife.

Fully-Automatic Safety Knives are what you’re looking for if you want to take safety a step further. Not only does the blade automatically retract as soon as it’s lifted from the cutting surface, but this safety feature cannot be overridden – even if the blade slide is still engaged. Thanks to this enhanced safety mechanism, even the most distracted worker would be safe.

Concealed Blade Safety Knives offer a recessed blade that’s concealed within an open cutting channel. What makes this last set of knives unique is they allow the blade to always be active, while still protecting the user from blade exposure by shielding the blade inside the channel. This means that these knives will only meet the materials intended to be cut, ensuring both your hands and the contents are safe.

Browse OLFA’s extensive lineup of tools at www.OLFA.com — and pick the ones that work for all your cutting needs.  When it comes to safety knives remember: Sharp. Safe. Simple.  It’s the OLFA promise..


  • OLFA U.S.A. Inc.
  • OLFA U.S.A. Inc.