Okapi is a pocket knife and hand-tool manufacturing company based on the North-East coast of South Africa. Supplying Africa with affordable, highly durable and functional knives and agricultural tools for 112 years has been no small task but accomplished with much success. With such a wide range of environments and conditions to factor, from the arid savannahs to the thick, tropical jungles, Okapi products can be found taming the wild in all of them. From forestry and fire control implements to machetes to sugar cane knives, Okapi covers the gamut to be a one stop shop for all needs.
The African style Panga Bolo Machete has been a popular style for its versatile use. The deep belly of the blade puts weight behind chopping and the curvature allows for slicing. The reverse point can be used as a piercing tip. The handy chopping and cutting function of the 15 ½” 1055 carbon steel blade in the wood handle version or the 16" blade on the plastic handle version (KO6001) has made it popular throughout the African continent as well as the Caribbean.