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Breakaway Knives

American Cutting Edge has a full line of breakaway knives that fit all types of breakaway blades. These are also called snap-off blades as the tips are snapped off after they become dull. There are multiple score lines on each blade that allow the tips to snap off easily, much like the top of a beer can. They can really save time, as you do not need to change the blades as often, just snap off the used end and you have a new cutting edge!

These knives were invented by Olfa, in Japan, as far back as the 1950’s. They are often used in the graphic arts industry and scrapbooking. As they are usually smaller than many other cutting tools, they are often used in applications where precise cuts are needed, rather than heavy cutting.

The two standard sizes for these blades are 9MM and 18MM wide. The 18MM is larger and has 9 points on them. The 9MM is smaller and has 13 points on them. The narrower blades are for smaller, more precise cuts while the larger blades are for heavier cutting.

Here at American Cutting Edge, we have a full range of these knives and blades in many different qualities. Our very best blades are made in Germany and many of our customers who really need the quality cuts choose these blades. We also have these blades made from our Asian factory and while they are much more inexpensive they often work great for many applications. One item we have that others don’t, are blades without the score lines on them as with some applications they just need a long blade that can cut deep. Another special blade that we carry is a breakaway hook blade. These blades have multiple hooks on them and once again they can be snapped off and thrown away when you desire a new cutting edge.

We also carry the handles for all these blades, again in various types. Some are very inexpensive and are completely made of plastic. Many times they are used for only a couple of blades and then thrown away, but if you have an application that does not require long life, they will be fine. We also have some higher quality knives that have a metal insert in them, which gives longer life and a stronger handle. Our very highest quality of handle is one that is made completely of metal. This knife offers the very best in sturdiness and long life.

We pride ourselves on carrying almost all the knives that our customers might possibly need. We have a large inventory of all these knives and blades and almost always ship out our products the same day. Our motto is: Easy to do business with.

We look forward to hearing from you!