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Military & Police Surplus

Military and police surplus are items that are sold or otherwise disposed of when no longer needed by the military or civilian police forces. When a military force or police constabulary upgrades gear or the supplying government’s contract for too many items from manufacturers, these items are often decommissioned and sold as remainders to companies and civilians to offset the costs related. We are constantly on the lookout for unique military and police surplus from not only the US, but many countries. The varied history and inventive, durable designs seen in surplus can be a real boon to collectors, survivalists, campers, teachers, and reenactors. 

Businesses often purchase these items and resell them. Usually, the items sold by the military are clothing, bags, equipment, and tools which civilians find useful, easy to use and durable and at great savings. Individual uniform items can make for a complete faux military uniform. Occasionally, vehicles will be sold as well like Jeeps, Humvees, trucks, planes, helicopters, and even ships. Demand for these items comes from various collectors, survivalists, and players of airsoft and paintball.

The history of military surplus in the US dates back to the Civil War; it was the first war that had proper uniforms issued for many troops. Before this, troops were basically wearing whatever they had with them or could pillage from the battlefield. As demand grew, both sides mass-produced arms and wears. After the war ended, they sold the supplies in stores to recover some of the costs. The military surplus store was thus born. The police and military surplus in this section are genuine and in good condition. You’ll find items from WWII to present day. The Cold War era yielded many fine examples. You never know what you’ll find here. We’ve had everything from riot helmets, munitions and shovels to canvas pup tents and safety glasses.

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Gurkha Belt Buckle

#750086
These unissued, highly polished 11th Rifles Regiment belt buckles were designed for military-style belts or 2 hole prong belts. The badge on the front is bolted onto the slightly curved buckle.
$14.95 $9.95

Czech Surplus Canteen

#750084
This genuine surplus has an Aluminum body covered in wool and leather straps. Thick plastic plug stopper.
$18.95

Victorian Era Nepalese Officer’s Kukri

#750076
These Victorian Era kukri's were made by hand for the British Gurkha Regiments as their standard issue sidearm for Officer's.
$149.95

WWI Issue Vintage Kukri with Original Scabbard

#404196
This is a later and slightly smaller version of the traditional kukris.
$138.95

Hungarian M38 WWII Steel Helmet

#300446
Hungarian M38 WWII Steel Helmet is a genuine military surplus. The leather liners and chinstraps are a mix - most were made in Finland; and they range from a Finnish M55 style to a German M35 style to a WWI three sided style.
$109.95

Finnish Contract German M40 WWII Type Steel Helmet

#300445
These are genuine military issue German made M40 WWII style helmets. The leather liners and chinstraps were made in Finland for the Finnish army who called it the M55 helmet.
$79.95

Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard

#403579
This longleaf kukri was made for war. It has a straighter spine and longer blade than bhojpure. It comes with new scabbard made of wood and covered in leather.
$199.95

Sword Knot, Officer’s, Gold

#201065
This Gold Officer’s Sword Knot is made to military specifications.
$29.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Czech Surplus Canteen

This Canteen is just what I was looking for! I love vintage gear and this is the genuine article. In great condition, complete with the wool cover that smells like my Grandpa's basement. Will use on my next camping/hiking trip. Thanks Atlanta Cutlery!
Reviewed by: Franco, August 16, 2020

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard

Great kukri - this came in good condition, but a bit dirty.  There was no active rust, but there was corrosion from years of storage and two significant dents in the edge.  I spent about an hour working on it with a rust eraser and a whetstone and got it back to almost original condition, though the dents would need much more work to take out.  Mine had a wooden handle which is very solid and in fairly decent shape.  In hand it feels authoritative and "choppy" in a good way.  If you haven't handled a historic kukri before then they're very interesting and very utilitarian.

To be honest, it wouldn't be my first choice for outdoor usage, but it would definitely work in a pinch.  As a collector piece... it's really, really good.  This is a vintage or antique blade, and when you think about it, the dents in my blade just indicate that it saw use during the day.  More likely than not, someone trusted this blade with their life when they took it with them on an expedition.
Reviewed by: Michael, July 21, 2019

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard

I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this ! It was all I could have wished for . The knife was beautiful  and the reproduction was really well made . The two small knife's were nicer than I thought they'd be . I had wanted this item for some time now and it was well worth the wait . Really , really please . Will be  wanting to buy other products form Atlanta cutlery in the future .
Reviewed by: shawn, March 24, 2019

Review of: Gurkha Belt Buckle

I had excellent service from Atlanta Cutlery from ordering the Gurkha belt buckle to it been delivered.
Thank you
Graham Jones
(Uk)
Reviewed by: Graham, February 26, 2019

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard

Great piece of history. Knife is huge and scary. Love it.
Reviewed by: jacob, February 07, 2019

Review of: Sword Knot, Officer’s, Gold

The sword knot accompanies the Sword and is well made.
Reviewed by: ANDREW, January 22, 2019

Review of: WWI Issue Vintage Kukri with Original Scabbard

Very satisfied  
It's in very good condition , I might order next one soon thanks.
Reviewed by: , July 28, 2017

Review of: Hungarian M38 WWII Steel Helmet

Helmet is in great condition with honest wear. I received quick service and I will refer all of my friends to  Atlanta Cutlery.
D. R. Ball
Reviewed by: David, October 21, 2016

Review of: Finnish Contract German M40 WWII Type Steel Helmet

This helmet seemed to run a bit small for me. I normal where a size 7 1/8 to 7 1/4 depending on make. For this helmet I needed to be size 7 3/8 for a good comfortable fit.
Atlanta Cutlery did a great job swapping me out helmets to get the one I needed. I was not able to read my helmets shell size possibly from being repainted but the liners are clearly marked in the metric sizes 57, 58, 59.

The helmets seem to be arsenal refurbished and put up, the liners seem to have very little use, the helmets appear redone and put up for storage. With scratches and possible small dints from long term storage the helmets smell fine though.

Also as seen in the pictures they do have an extra hole on each side of the helmets, might have been for a type of Finnish chin strap I don't know but they are not being used.

Overall I am very happy with this helmet!


Reviewed by: Michael, December 15, 2015

Review of: Hungarian M38 WWII Steel Helmet

Condition was excellent. Item just as described.
Reviewed by: stephan, November 26, 2014