Founded in 1956 by Yoshio Okada, OLFA also invented the world's first rotary cutter in 1979. It revolutionized how people cut fabric by switching them from using scissors to rolling a circular blade over the material. OLFA's rotary cutters are used around the world today by quilters.
OLFA® brand blades are made with top quality materials, forged with technologies that stem from traditional sword-making, sharpened with technologies that give a blade life, and ultimately finished with the craftsmanship that brings all of this together. The holders and handles that allow users to gain the full cutting performance of these high-quality blades are designed, developed and manufactured in Japan and subjected to stringent quality checks throughout the process. OLFA® is proud of the unwavering quality that goes into every product it makes.