OKAPI INDUSTRIES is a manufacturing concern based in Isithebe, KwaZulu-Natal and has been in operation for over 25 years.

Okapi’s product range includes:

  • Pocket and Utility Knives

    Our famous folding 907E lock knife has been in production for over 100 years and is sold worldwide. Variations of this classic are the ‘Big Sable’, ‘Medium Banana’ and ‘Small Flat ‘ which are sold in the ‘cash and carry’ and the general dealer stores throughout Africa.

    We have a range of 20-30 other fixed blade knives for local and overseas markets. These knives include deboning, filleting, butcher, steak, kitchen, chefs and paring knives. Our knives are highly sought after by butcheries, abattoirs, slaughter houses and meat processors.

  • Scaffolding Components

    Okapi manufactures and sells a complete range of components for ‘kwik stage’ access scaffolding, including standards, ledgers, scaffold boards, toe boards, trap doors, ladders, braces, jacks and various connectors. Our customers include large construction, building, maintenance and scaffold hire companies.

  • Agricultural Hand Tools

    A wide range of practical and robust hand tools are produced for the agricultural harvesting sector. These include cane knives, corn knives, machetes, brush cutter blades, grass slashers, hoe and pick handles. The strength and custom-made feel of our cane knives has led Okapi to become synonymous with the harvesting of sugar cane in Southern Africa.

    Spades, shovels, rakes, forks and metal files are sold to complement our knife offering. We make specially designed knives for the harvesting of sisal, pruning of tea bushes, tapping of rubber trees and sanitising of banana bushes.