How knife makers circumvent the law; About weapons; No. 150-FZ and sell us cold knives under the guise of household life
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Knife making as a business
Knife making as a business
Message from prituriwe »Apr 23, 2021 5:22 pm
Hello like-minded people) The question arose, is it possible to live off the manufacture of knives?
As a result, there are several options for development: 1. Go to work in a workshop, then open something of your own 2. Immediately organize your garage production and develop, stuffing cones.
If there are similar topics for reading, I will be grateful for the links. I would also very much like to involve specialists in the discussion.
Re: Making knives as a business
Message from KRG »23 Apr 2021, 17:59
Re: Making knives as a business
Message from prituriwe »Apr 23, 2021, 18:01
Re: Making knives as a business
Hello everyone. Today we will tell you about the tricks that knife manufacturers use to bypass the Law "On Weapons" No. 150-FZ (the law restricting the circulation of knives).
Seed guard (handle restraint)
So what the law says about this:
Note. The design of a tourist and special sports knife is considered without a limiter and under-finger grooves on the handle if:
- the excess of the width of the one-sided or double-sided (in total) limiter over the width of the handle shaft is less than 5 mm;
- the depth of a single sub-finger groove on the front bushing or grip shaft in the absence of a stop is less than 5 mm;
- the depth of the sub-finger groove on the handle with more than one sub-finger groove is less than 4 mm.
In simple terms, the limiter should not extend beyond the handle by more than 5 mm on one side or both sides in total. If the limiter is more than 5 mm, then this knife falls under the restriction of the Law on Weapons.
What is the manufacturer doing?
- blade length up to 150 mm allows you to have a one-sided or two-sided limiter in the knife design, or finger grooves on the handle; The length of the blade is determined by the size from the point to the limiter, and in its absence - to the front end of the sleeve or the handle shaft.
The thrust of men for the knife is a legacy from ancestors. After all, the knife was the tool of the first hunters. Carrying a knife was the privilege of a free citizen. During the Soviet era, it was believed that knives were carried only by criminals, and normal people could not carry a knife. But the knife remains a cult item, because it is a purely male accessory.
A knife is a versatile tool that can be used for any purpose. Knives are different, but the most convenient is a folding knife. It is very compact and you can take it with you.
Using a knife, you can open a bottle or a can, strip a wire, apply a cold blade to a bruise (if there is nothing else at hand), make a slingshot, if you wish, you can even shave.
In general, there are many functions for using a knife. Therefore, a folding knife will become an irreplaceable gift for a man.
If you take advantage of the popularity of folding knives among the male population, then you can make good money on it. Moreover, working for yourself will bring much more profit than working for your uncle.
The secret of big money or the "Key to profit" strategy I want to share my own experience: I'll tell you about my way of making big money .. more
There are several ways to sell folding knives. The first way is street network marketing. To do this, you will need to buy knives and walk down the street offering them to people.
The second method is an online store selling folding knives. For this type of sale, you need very little start-up capital. First you will need to create a website, register it, arrange it, raise the site's rating and advertise it.
How to make money selling folding knives?
It is necessary to post photos of the knives that are in stock on the site and give a short description for each knife. Users can order any folding knife and arrange delivery. Delivery can be carried out both by mail and by courier.
The third way is to open your store. Here, of course, you will need more start-up capital. First, you need to find a storeroom. It can be rented or bought. It will be better if you buy a room. It will be yours and you will not have to pay a dramatically increased rent
But, if there is no opportunity to buy a room, then for the first time you can rent it. If you want to have a decent income, then buy only high-quality and branded knives, for which there are quality certificates. In order to make people aware of your store, you can conduct an advertising campaign, distribute flyers and business cards.
Thanks to these three methods, you can make money selling folding knives. Self-employment will bring more income if you strive to achieve all your goals.
Reconomica magazine brings to your attention the rare but interesting profession of a blacksmith-gunsmith as part of the professions reviews. Knife-maker Andrey will tell about his work. Blacksmithing is not yet his main job, but he started from scratch, turned his hobby into a source of profit and quickly made a good income. You will learn how to turn your blacksmithing hobby into a small business, how to sell finished products and how much you can earn from it, while combining your hobby with your main job. According to the author, this is a very good extra income, especially if you live in a region with a low average salary.
Love what you do! Why hobbies are better than work
Greetings, readers! My name is Andrey, and I would like to share my experience of how I managed to turn my own hobby into the main source of income.
The economic situation in the country is such that almost all people are forced to look for additional income opportunities. Retirees work to help children and grandchildren, car enthusiasts taxi or deliver pizza, students distribute flyers or post ads. It is unlikely that all these activities bring people positive emotions. As well as the main work, which most of us can hardly call our favorite. And how can you call your favorite a process in which you are just a small cog, and if necessary, you can be replaced by another cog just like you.
This is a hobby. This is something that everyone treats with trepidation and does with pleasure. Doing what you love and making profit from it is the dream of millions of people, but now it turns out to be realized in a few. I did it too, although a couple of years ago I had no idea what I was doing now.
How I learned blacksmithing, or how it all started
It all started with an ordinary conversation in a sincere get-together with his brother, who is obsessed with all kinds of knives, brass knuckles and pistols. He began to tell me about the videos he had seen on the Internet, about making beautiful designer knives with his own hands from scrap materials.
Imbued with his enthusiastic exclamations, I also decided to see what kind of masters they are. It turned out that it's not so difficult to make a cool designer knife with a minimum set of tools, and I decided to give it a try. I was also lucky that I work as a thermist in the machine-building industry, so I understand steel grades well, and there were no problems with materials for a knife - having a professional thermal at hand in such a matter is a huge plus.
How to make a knife with your own hands at home
I watched a bunch of videos on the Internet on this topic, I liked one of them, which I took as a basis as a guide. I used whatever was at hand to make my first blade. We can say that he worked at home with improvised means.
The material for my first knife was an ordinary old Soviet file. Steel for a knife is not the most suitable, but affordable and easily processed.
I set up my workshop in the garage. My tools for work were a file, sandpaper and a clamp. For the manufacture of descents, I made a special adaptation of plywood and set to work. Grinding a large layer of metal by hand turned out to be very difficult. Hands were constantly tired, sharpened for a minute, and rested for five. But, oddly enough, I had no desire to quit the whole thing.
It's hard to find someone who hasn't used a knife. It is a common and deservedly revered household item. Stable demand for it is guaranteed for many decades to come. We are talking now about an ordinary kitchen knife. But what if this knife is not a product of stamping (most often Chinese), but forged in a real forge by a real blacksmith? And is this blacksmith you?
Especially for you, Reconomica magazine interviewed a man who was able to turn his hobby for forging into a profitable business of making expensive blades. So, Artem, into the studio!
Forging as a business Where to start and what equipment to buy
Hello everyone! My name is Artem, and today I want to talk about such a way of earning money as free forging (in this particular case, making knives). Actually, I have been forging for a very long time, but I started making blades about two years ago. And for everyone who wants to try themselves in this business, I want to give basic recommendations.
The first thing that needs to be done is to resolve the issue of equipping your forge. It is worth clarifying right away that forging in this case means precisely forging by the traditional method. Bending of rolled stock on all kinds of machines, which is now also called “forging”, does not belong to the described category of work (besides, it requires completely different equipment).
Choosing the horn
So, the first thing that will need to be purchased or manufactured is a forge. If we are talking about forging small products (in this example, we will consider making knives), then the forge will also be quite small. What type of forge to choose according to the type of fuel is a personal matter for everyone.
I would like to point out right away that a coal-fired forge is the easiest to make, and having a certain amount of metal, a welding machine (and the ability to work with it) can be made virtually free of charge.
There are many different schemes of this device on the Internet, so there is no point in listing them here. A finished coal (as well as gas) forge costs about 10.00 rubles. We will take this amount into account (there are also induction furnaces, but full-size models cost about 40.00, and they are not useful for health. Small ones sold on Ali at 4. 00 are not suitable for heating more or less large workpieces - they are very small ).
Which anvil is better: Soviet or Chinese?