The brand name had to created for the snap-off knifes .Saburo suggest that the brand needs to be called OLHA, which in Japanese means “blade breaking”. Yoshio decides to change “H” to “F”, because in many languages “H” is not properly pronounced. And now the snap-off knifes have their own brand and it’s now called OLFA.
For the design of the detachable knifes innovation was needed. The idea came to Saburo – the color of the OLFA snap-off knife should resembles that of an inside of an egg – warm and soft yellow color. This is a total change in the dark and dull colors of the instruments of that time, which made the OLFA snap-off blade knifes a total hit on the market. In 1984, OKADA was renamed to OLFA, with which she is still known even to this day. The company becomes a world leader in creating cutting tools for manual use.