This original 1800's Gurkha Officer Patch Knife saw its' 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.