As you can imagine, Timber loves the outdoors! Timber loves dashing through the forest and jumping in the mud. Sometimes, Timber strays a little too far looking for a good mud hole. Good thing Timber wears a Hattie Tag. Hattie brings you home.
- Created as a quiet alternative to traditional hanging tags
- Designed for use on an adjustable ribbon, fabric, or webbing collar
- Tag measures 2 1/4" long
- Quiet tag widths are according to the width of the dog's collar
- The rustic plate is cut from thick copper
- Sample tag features the "handwriting" font
- Each letter and number is individually stamped by hand with an antique hammer
Custom Dog Tags - How we make our hand stamped dog tags
Hattie Rex Pet ID Tags are personalized by you and handmade by our three talented metalsmiths/dog tag artists in our downtown Bozeman, Montana studio, and retail store.
We make these unique dog tags for dogs by hand from start to finish. We start with thick sheets of metal, including copper, brass, aluminum, nickel silver, and sterling silver. We cut the metal pieces of each handcrafted dog tag using a disc cutter, a pancake die with a hydraulic press, or by hand using a jeweler’s saw. We remove any metal burrs or rough edges with a belt sander. We’ll do the final polish later, but we sand it down first to make sure we have an even, flat surface for the next step.
This step is our favorite because it’s where the piece of metal becomes your dog’s tag! We place the metal pieces on a steel bench block and use an antique hammer to hand-stamp your dog’s name and phone number (and any other information you like) on the dog tag. The hand-stamping process is what differentiates our handmade dog tag method from machined dog tags or engraved dog name tags. Every letter and number is stamped individually by hand, creating a unique, one-of-a-kind artisan dog name tag. The spacing of the letters is artistically executed, ensuring that your handmade dog tag isn’t mistaken for a robot-produced dog name tag.
Next, the pieces of our metal dog tags are soldered together using an oxygen and acetylene-fueled torch. This part is the most exciting! We love the way fire can join together two pieces of metal, creating a thick, sturdy piece of dog tag art. After soldering and cooling, they make their way over to the drill press where we add a hole for the split ring to go in later.
The dog tags go through a round of polishing in a tumbler. After tumbling, we darken the tags to add contrast before they go through a final polishing by hand. For our traditional hanging dog tags, we attach a USA-made, heavy-duty, zinc-plated stainless steel split ring to attach to your dog’s collar. This makes our mixed metal dog id tags durable and safe to ensure that your dog tag art will last for years to come.
The last step is to ship it off to you, complete with a gift box for giving or keeping. We offer free standard shipping on orders over $50. This offer is valid only in the United States on orders shipped via USPS First Class Mail and it automatically applies to your eligible order.
Our custom dog id tags make great gifts for dog lovers or anyone who needs a dog gift. Shopping for someone who has everything? A gift for their dog is always a hit. Our dog tags are available in sizes extra small to extra large, so we have tags for every dog breed and cat tags, too! If you’re not sure which dog tag to get, we offer gift cards, too. It’s the perfect gift when it has to be special.
Hattie Rex products ship within 5-7 business days.
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