New for November 2015. This is a pair of normal sized US-army 2.0 inch long GI dog tags made of brass (not the usual stainless steel) in the traditional double-tag set-up with a 2.5mm brass ball chain which is available in lengths of 18 - 30 inches (46cm - 76cm), plus a shorter 6 inch (15cm) chain for the second tag.
Each tag is polished in our Windsor workshop to give a near-mirror finish. Though made of brass, each dog tag looks like gold. But it's not and neither is it priced like gold :-) It's about 1/30th of the price of 9 carat gold! These are available either personalised, with your choice of text, or bright, plain-polished. Like our stainless dog tags, this is a unique, good-looking and exclusive piece (we don't think polished brass GI tags are available anywhere else) that any man will love wearing and which WILL get noticed. Like our other 2.0 inch dog tags, there's room for 5 lines of text with 15 characters, including spaces, per line (note, all letters are CAPITALISED). See below for how to select words for your tag. This is a perfect tag set for practical contact information, romantic messages to or from loved-ones or as a medical dog tag for listing precription medicines etc.
TARNISH. Note, like any copper-based alloy these tags will tarnish naturally with exposure to air and skin oils which is perfectly normal. However, they're easily cleaned and it's very satisfying to bring them back to a lustrous shine. To help with this we include a free brass polishing cloth with every brass dog tag set which will remove tarnish. After cleaning with this cloth, the dog tag should be buffed with a soft cotton cloth to bring out the shine. Brasso is even more effective. Click the Product Care link for more details.
Each tag is 0.3mm thick in the middle and 0.6mm thick round the edge. Note, this is the army specification and while they're strong enough, they're also relatively thin. At 20.1 g they're lightweight (a £1 coin weighs 9.5g) but they will last forever, and look good too, if worn next to the skin. If you want heavier dog tags, please check out our 2.0" silver dog tags (1.0mm thickness) or our double-thick stainless tags (1.2mm thickness). The chain is a break-in-the-middle style 2.5mm brass ball chain with a no-nonsense military tube connector for years of trouble-free use. Note, these chains are designed to break when yanked hard to save the wearer from injury: this is a good feature in something that goes around your neck. Just make sure no one 'yanks yer chain' and it'll give years of trouble-free service.
This product is priced to come in a clear plastic pouch without gift packaging. For a small charge we can supply a 10STERLING-branded black-fabric pouch. If you'd like a gift-box (no fabric pouch) please choose from either a black & silver gift box or, to really impress, a luxury high-gloss wooden gift box. See pictures opposite. Please click on the "Gift Box" option below to make your choice.
This handmade product will normally be despatched within 7 (seven) working days (i.e. Mon-Fri). Sometimes we're able to make it more quickly so if you need it urgently please email us and we'll quickly let you know if we can do that.
Try out your chosen words with our live tag preview. The lines you choose will be the lines on the tag where text is placed. The Text menu below (left / centred / right) only tells us only how you want the text laid out (horizontally) on the lines you've chosen; it does NOT alter the vertical position of the lines which means that the lines on which you place text above will be the lines on which text appears on the tag: if you've put text on Line 2 above then it'll appear on Line 2 of the tag. For plain polished tags please leave this blank. Note, the tag preview only works for the upper tag in a double-set. However, you can use this to see how it looks with the text for both tags. When you've worked out what text you'd like, enter the text for the upper-tag in the top part and the text for the lower-tag in the part that says "Lower Tag / Side 2". The "Side 2" refers to our double-thick stainless tags only and isn't relevant to this item. All letters are capitalised, LIKE THIS: lower-case letters are not available.
When you're ready to purchase, click "Add to Basket". The letters & symbols you've typed will be added to your order & your 2.0" brass dog tag set will be made. Be sure to use the 'Text' layout selector below to tell us how you want the words aligned on each tag in this set. Please note, selecting this won't change the appearance of what you type into the live tag preview but it is captured for inclusion in your order. If you don't choose a text position we'll arrange the words in the way that looks best. If you require a special layout, e.g. with unusual spacings in some of the lines, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll tell you what's possible.