Cold steel is one of the most ancient means of hunting, defense and attack. This type of weapon includes daggers, hunting and combat knives, daggers, checkers and sabers, stilettos. To carry, store and even collect such items, you must obtain permission.
The belonging of a knife or other object that can be used for defense or attack to melee weapons is determined by the length and width of the blade, its hardness, shape and design of the handle and butt. In controversial cases, it is possible to involve specialists in the field of criminology to determine the hazard class and ownership of the item when buying or selling it. Melee weapons can be bought by adult citizens who have no criminal record or mental disabilities. In addition, persons belonging to the Cossack communities, licensed hunters, forestry workers, employees of certain state bodies, for example, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and law enforcement agencies, have the right to carry edged weapons. The storage of items included in this group is also allowed for collectors of antique weapons. Lack of permits is considered a criminal offense.
How to get permission
To obtain a license (permit) for the purchase and storage of cold steel items, it is necessary to prepare a package of documents. First of all, a citizen must have an identity card of a state-established sample (passport) without restrictions and blots. Before applying for a license, it is necessary to undergo a medical examination and obtain an opinion on the absence of contraindications to the storage and possession of any type of weapon. After payment of the state fee, in the amount established by law, and receipt of the inspection certificate of the alleged storage location of hazardous items, an application form is filled out and an application for obtaining a document is submitted. In addition to the above, two photos of 3 by 4 cm are attached to the package of documents. Permits for carrying, use and storage are issued at the district police department, where you can also get an act on the compliance of the storage location with the parameters established by law.
How to store edged weapons
In accordance with the law, the storage of any weapon is strictly regulated. Even collectible items must be hidden from prying eyes, they cannot be placed where they will be accessible to humans. Demonstration of collections is allowed only in showcases with impact-resistant glass, which are locked. Hunting and combat edged weapons are stored in specially designated premises or in safes. Only a person who has permission (license) should have access to the storage place. The transfer of edged weapons for use or storage to third parties is punishable by law, in accordance with the criminal code.