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220 people visited the competition-exhibition “Golden Shtikhel-2020” in Izhevsk

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220 people visited the competition-exhibition “Golden Shtikhel-2020” in Izhevsk
Photo: Anastasiia Vasileva

220 people visited the competition-exhibition “Golden Shtikhel-2020” in Izhevsk. Previously, the competition was held only on the territory of the weapons factory, but in this format it is being held for the first time. The journalist of the news agency “Udmurtia” was informed about this by a researcher at the Museum and exhibition complex of small arms named after Mikhail Kalashnikov Elena Obidina.

Moreover, not only pupils, school graduates, but also serious masters take part in it. This is really such a height that everyone takes both students and experienced. They must prove their skill
Elena Obidina, a researcher at the Museum and exhibition complex of small arms named after Mikhail Kalashnikov

The traditional competition of the Leonard Vasev School of Weaponry has been held in Izhevsk since 1997. Elena Obidina noted that a whole team is working on each sample, which consists of an engraver, a woodcarver, a box collector and a fitter-collector of all weapons. Therefore, the work of four authors is evaluated. The jury will select the best in each specialization.

It is not just a beautiful engraving that wins, not just a virtuoso carving or a good execution of the assembly, but it is the ensemble that wins. And the best in his industry, the best master in his field in each class of weapons and the grand prix – the gun of the year is chosen
Elena Obidina, researcher at the Museum and exhibition complex of small arms named after Mikhail Kalashnikov

The researcher added that initially 39 samples and 41 participants were presented at the exhibition. While preparing the exhibition, two works were sold. Now they have already been sent to customers, but they can be viewed on the museum's website.

Some weapon components even contain gold and silver elements.

Конкурс-выставка «Золотой штихель» в Музейно-выставочном комплексе стрелкового оружия им. Михаила Калашникова

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The results of the first exhibition-competition will be summed up on September 19, during the celebration of the Gunsmith Day. The winners will be announced in the opening hall of the museum at 17:00. In addition it will be possible to buy a postcard with a sample you like and get an autograph of the master who made it for the first time.

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