OLFA® products manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters are located in Osaka, Japan. In 1956, Mr. Okada, the founder of OLFA Corporation, introduced the world's first snap-off blade, which was inspired from analyzing the sharp cutting edge produced when glass is broken and how pieces of a chocolate bar break into segments. Since then, the demand for the snap-off blade has escalated worldwide. In 1979, OLFA then created the first rotary cutter which revolutionized the way quilters and crafters create--easily, quickly and safely. Known for its innovation and quality, OLFA now offers a comprehensive range of premium cutters, knives, blades and accessories for industrial professionals, contractors, do-it-yourselfers, safety managers and quilters and crafters. Believing that high quality, durability, efficiency and safety are of the utmost importance, OLFA is committed to providing premium products.