Olfa blades - highest quality cutters and blades

Posted by Chris Sugden on

OLFA have been making cutters and blades in Japan for over 50 years.  The OLFA name is synonymous for quality, performance and innovation with the original snap-off blade invented by the OLFA founder, Yoshio Okada in 1956.

Olfa blades are high-quality, segment-snapped blades primarily used in utility knives and rotary cutters. They are renowned for their sharpness and durability, making them popular choices for various applications across different industries.

Here's a breakdown of Olfa blades and their uses:

Key features:

  • Snap-off design: Each blade segment can be snapped off once dull, extending the blade's lifespan and minimizing waste.
  • Sharpness: Made from high-quality steel, Olfa blades offer precise and clean cuts.
  • Variety: Available in different sizes and blade types to cater to specific cutting needs.


  • General cutting: Cardboard, paper, plastic, film, tape, fabric, and more.
  • Construction and renovation: Cutting drywall, insulation, roofing materials, etc.
  • Arts and crafts: Precise cutting of paper, fabric, vinyl, and other materials for scrapbooking, quilting, and other creative pursuits.
  • Professional use: Electricians, plumbers, and other professionals often utilize Olfa blades for various cutting tasks.

Choosing the right Olfa blade:

Olfa offers a variety of blade types and sizes to suit different materials and cutting needs. Some common types include:

  • Standard blades (A series): All-purpose blades for general cutting tasks.
  • Heavy-duty blades (XB series): Thicker and sturdier for tougher materials like cardboard and carpet.
  • Specialty blades: Blades designed for specific materials, such as hooked blades for carpet or serrated blades for bread.