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A “tactical knife” as an object of a forensic study
Malykh Aleksei Aleksandrovich

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Forensics of the Ural Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

620017, Russia, Sverdlovskaya oblast', g. Ekaterinburg, ul. Korepina, 66


The article considers the possibility of using special knowledge and modern technical means when examining and studying short-blade cold arms. Special attention is given to “tactical knives” which are widely spread in Russia. The author studies the most common questions occurring at conducting a forensic expertise of cold arms and throwing weapons. The article describes the main directions of forensic expertise of cold arms. The author studies the range of problematic issues connected with expertise and offers ways to solve them. The research methodology is based on the dialectical method of cognition and the derived general scientific and specific research methods. The scientific novelty of the study consists in the fact that, despite the lack of a term “tactical knife” in the current legislation, the author studies this concept and justifies his own definition of a “tactical knife”. Besides, the work illustrates the most typical structural and dimensional features of various kinds and types of knives.

Keywords: structure, technical parameters, examination, tactical knives, cold steel weapons, knives, blade, handle, lock, sheath



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