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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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Original 1800s Patch Knife

#401788
Rare original 1800s Nepalese Patch Knives. These hand forged antiques have genuine stag handles and were probably carried in kukri pouches by the Royal Guard. They are generally 6-1/2" to 7-1/2" overall, with blades ranging from 2-3/4" to 3-1/4". Good condition.
From $30.00

Gurkha Officer's Patch Knife

#402042
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.
$22.50

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: British SA-80 Bayonet with Parade White Leather Sheath

British SA80 L3A1 Bayonet and white leather parade Scabbard. This offering is genuine mil surplus.  Perfect condition.
Reviewed by: Jeffrey, February 02, 2020

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: British SA-80 Bayonet with Parade White Leather Sheath

The British SA-80 Bayonet with Parade White Leather Sheath was exactly as presented in ACC's catalogue.  I was absolutely satisfied with this purchase and the price was a real bargain!
Reviewed by: Clayton, August 30, 2017

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: British SA-80 Bayonet with Parade White Leather Sheath

Excellent item. As advertised. Fast shipping.
Reviewed by: Kenneth, January 09, 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: British SA-80 Bayonet with Parade White Leather Sheath

Fantastic product exactly as described.
Reviewed by: Richard, September 27, 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