Dog Tags make for ideal Identification tokens. They are durable, the information is permanently marked into the tags and they are compact enough to be carried on the person at all times or attached to pets and personal belongings.
Anyone who received contemporary tags without black silencers during the out of stock period and wants to go with the authentic colour can contact us and I will post you one for each tag on the house. Just indicate your order number and I will use your address details on file.
The tags and chains are made of stainless steel (or brass) but will never rust and are compatible with your skin they do not leave a mark around the neck such as some nickel plated chains do.
High quality marking using a diverse number of technologies is available to us these days. Technologies such as laser marking, pantograph engraving, CNC routing, punching, low stress embossing, pin punching or diamond tip dragging are all possible. Each of the systems has strengths and weaknesses, some can pack much more detail into the same space, some can mark much faster, others will mark text, graphics and barcodes. Some can be used wonderfully on non metallic tags but struggle on stainless steel. The cost of all these new marking technologies is not significantly different from manual debossing. The vintage debossed mark in stainless steel is pretty well indestructible as is the tag. The reason for the unique debossing style on the military DogTags was to provide a mark that could be read from the front of the tag easily and also allow the text to be transferred to paper with a typewriter style ribbon or carbon paper. The durability of the tags is one of the reasons why the debossed stainless steel military specification Dog Tag still has such a loyal following world wide amongst the military and the civilian populations. Also it has stood the test of time and is an icon of the free world as well as a practical tool for the modern society we live in.
They are used by people from all walks of life to identify their person, loved ones or possessions. It can contain vital contact details or medical information. It may be used for fun activities and also for serious applications. Clubs, schools, event organisers and many other users can make use of the unique properties. The corporate culture makes use of them as key rings and luggage tags. The tags are also suitable as pet tags, the classic use that coined the name for the military tags in the first place. People also seem to think they are just right for party invitations and VIP membership in clubs.
We supply Dog Tags debossed with your personalized details, either in the military styles of the past or any way you like. Our standard Tag Bundles Sets will have the text marked in the traditional orientation of the period they represent. You can request alternate orientation of the text. With notched tags the text reads bottom to top when hanging around your neck and with the contemporary style tags the text reads downwards. We also deboss the tags with the text readable on the plain face of the tag, this keeps the debossed character ridges in the recess formed by the rolled edges of the tag resulting in a flatter tag and protecting the imprinting face.
Amongst our customer base we have many different walks of life. We have motor bickers, cyclists, extreme sports participants, military enthusiasts, club members, paintball players, Halo 2, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4 and other war game players, militaria collectors, function organisers, mothers, fathers and children of all ages.
We have a full base selection of products that will slowly grow as new varieties of tags and accessories become available. We have some interesting new products on the way.
We are based in South Africa and support payment and shipping methods suitable for our South African customers.
We do not accept credit card payment but, we will work with you to arrange a convenient payment means, the preferred method is Internet bank transfer but you can deposit money at your local FNB branch or mail a cheque or postal order in South African Rands. We prepare the tags in batches, a couple of times per week usually, we queue your job when we see a payment SMS from the bank (sometimes delayed or missing the order number) or as soon as we receive a email with your deposit reference . We ship via Regular Post with the FastMail for extra speed or Registered Mail for added security. You will be informed when we queue your job and again when we post it.
International customers need to contact us regarding payment and shipping options.
We also wholesale tags, chains and silicone silencers. Please contact us with your requirements. We can also provide industrial grade YAG laser marking or diamond drag engraving on large orders.