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!


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Great old knife with good steel
Great old knife, nice horn handle and brass bolster and butt. Shure you need to clean it up and degrease it, a bit of 0000 steel wool and the knife is ready of display or, sharpen and use.....these are not sharp and need an edge put on them, but the steel is great!
- David, February 08, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Great piece of history
Great piece of history
- jacob, February 07, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Gurkha Officers Patch Knives.
The knives are as described and part of the history of the palace armory at a fair price.
- Joe, December 02, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Not even playing, I bought 2, and they are absolutely beautiful.  You can't go wrong, these things are worth every penny.
- jonathan , July 24, 2017 | Verified Purchase
It  is better than I though it would be.    Holds a  good edge.. I still would like to know if it is wootz steel.
- , Guest user, June 30, 2017 | Verified Purchase
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.
- , Guest user, June 09, 2017 | Verified Purchase
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.
- David, September 25, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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!
- Donald, February 24, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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!!  
- Dan, June 25, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I bought this along with the stag handle patch knife. they were both in great shape with near perfect blades.
- Rudolph, April 29, 2013 | Verified Purchase
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.
- Franklin, July 13, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Great deal. Comes packed in grease.  Pretty cool.
- Joe, October 20, 2009

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