Available following numerous customer requests, this 304 grade stainless steel dog tag set features the classic 'notched' dog tags as used in World War 2 embossed with your own personalised message.

There are plenty of urban myths to explain why these tags have the notch.

The truth is that back in WW2 the US forces medics used a mechanical Model 70 Addressograph imprinter to transfer the soldiers details from the dog tag directly to their patient records.

The machine worked in a similar way to the manual credit card imprinters with special paper being used to transfer the details from the tag.

In fact as a quirk of fate our sister company Addressograph Ltd still supplies the credit card imprinters made by the same company who made the model 70.

You can read more about this here: http://www.mtaofnj.org/

This tag set consists of two tags embossed with your own personal message as well as long and short stainless steel chains.

As with all of our products, these tags are embossed on our genuine US military electric embossing machines and the tags and chains are sourced from the USA from GSA (US government) approved vendors (demonstrated by 'USA' being stamped on the chain connectors).

The tags shown in the images follow the correct format for a member of the US Marines Corps.

The general format for a standard military tag is as follows:

Line 1: Surname
Line 2: First name, initials, Blood group
Line 3: Social security number
Line 4: Unit (eg. USMC for US marine corps), gas mask size (S, M, L, XL)
Line 5: Religious preference (or "NO PREFERENCE")

Of course you aren't limited to a replica set of tags, You can use our tag builder to design your tags with whatever message you choose, or even choose a contrasting chain colour.

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