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Gurkha Officer's Patch Knife


This hand forged antique has a genuine horn handle and dates from the 1800s. They are generally 7-3/4" long with 3-1/4" blades and solid brass furniture. Generally good condition.
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This original 1800's Gurkha Officer Patch Knife saw it's height of use during the muzzle loading era. It is perfectly sized to cut away the excess patch material before loading. This hand forged antique has a genuine horn handle and dates from the 1800s. Due to its utilitarian looks and function, it was most likely carried in kukri pouches by the elite Royal Guard of Bhimsen Thapa.

There is some variation between each as you would expect, but they are generally 7-3/4" long with 3-1/4" blades and solid brass furniture. They are in generally good condition.

Order 2 or more for $22.50 each!


Not even playing, I bought 2, and they are absolutely beautiful.  You can't go wrong, these things are worth every penny.
Reviewed by: jonathan , July 24, 2017
It  is better than I though it would be.    Holds a  good edge.. I still would like to know if it is wootz steel.
Reviewed by: , Guest user, June 30, 2017
Nice design, surprisingly comfortable grip with brass at both ends. Nice looking, too. But there is no edge whatsoever on the blade.
After sharpening it, I realize the blade might need to be hardened... but not sure about trying take it apart, so we will see how it holds up before I start working on the second knife.
Reviewed by: , Guest user, June 09, 2017
My experience is much like Dan's. Atlanta cutlery is a great outlet for antiques and odd items. They are also usually the cheapest and pack well. These knives and such when gone they are gone forever so buy what you can.
Reviewed by: David, September 25, 2015
I'd ordered two of these back in June of last year, they'd been on backorder since. It was well worth the wait, these are in perfect condition! I have an original Bhojpure kukri and scabbard, and these are going to be as close to the original karda and chakmak as I'm going to get. Very pleased with them!
Reviewed by: Donald, February 24, 2015
Very nice antique patch knife.  It came covered with a cosmoline type preservative and it was placed inside a small plastic bag.  Put it in mineral spirits for about 1/2 hour to take the cosmoline coating off the knife.  Took some steel wool to the brass bolster and end cap and wow!!  They both shined up like new.  The blade was a little more difficult to get to shine up.  It arrived very "grey" looking, but after some work with a wire brush and steel wool, it also shined up.  I sharpened the blade (the point was dull, so I took a fine file to touch it up) and this now looks like a brand new item!! Also, as a side note - I like the balance of this small knife (it balances about 1/4inch behind the bolster). I can put this antique knife on display, or I may actually use it as a letter opener sitting on my desk!!  Once again, I have to say it - thank you Atlanta Cutlery you do not disappoint!!  
Reviewed by: Dan, June 25, 2013
I bought this along with the stag handle patch knife. they were both in great shape with near perfect blades.
Reviewed by: Rudolph, April 29, 2013
Ordered one when they went on sale over the July 4th weekend. Arrived totally greased up, but on cleaning it's in like-new condition. Can't believe these are over 100 yrs old! Not sharpened, but think I'll leave it as is. Maybe order another if they go on sale again.
Reviewed by: Franklin, July 13, 2011
Great deal. Comes packed in grease.  Pretty cool.
Reviewed by: Joe, October 20, 2009

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