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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 military surplus, but many countries like German military surplus and British military surplus. 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 online as well as offline 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, military surplus boots, military surplus clothing, munitions, and shovels to canvas pup tents and safety glasses.

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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: Victorian Era Nepalese Officer’s Kukri

Light weight knife with a deep fat belly, great tool. I assume by the overall fit an finish, a large amount were made in a rush. Looks aside the tool is well made, there are no cracks or fractures in this blade.
Reviewed by: Paul, August 14, 2021

Review of: Finnish Contract German M40 WWII Type Steel Helmet

The sizes are small, which fits but what I’m impressed and I know as a fact that those dings could be not be done by been in storage. Someone hammered those helmets many times. If you think about it the helmets are built with a very strong steel for obvious reasons
Reviewed by: ricardo, June 17, 2021

Review of: Gurkha Belt Buckle

The buckle arrived well protected and in new condition.  The chrome was excellent and it is now residing on my Kukri display wall. surrounded by both new issue and antique kukri's.  Very pleased!
Reviewed by: John, June 11, 2021

Review of: Gurkha Belt Buckle

Beautiful !  Came wrapped in what looks like original paper. Absolutely spotless.  Quick shipping, as always.  I love these guys!  Timothy Childs
Reviewed by: Timothy, November 14, 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: Sword Knot, Officer’s, Gold

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

Review of: Springfield 1903 1903/A3 Accessory Kit

I don't think these are repros; appear original issue.  Very pleased with them.
Reviewed by: Donald, January 30, 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