The origins of dog tags:
Dog tags were provided to Chinese soldiers as early as the mid-19th century. During the Taiping revolt (1851–66), both the Imperialists (i.e. the Chinese Imperial Army regular servicemen) and those Taiping rebels wearing an uniform wore a wooden dog-tag at the belt, bearing the soldier’s name, age, birthplace, unit, and date of enlistment.
During the American Civil War of 1861–1865, some soldiers pinned paper notes with their name and home address to the backs of their coats. Other soldiers stenciled identification on their knapsacks or scratched it in the soft lead backing of the army belt buckle.
Manufacturers of identification badges recognized a market and began advertising in periodicals. Their pins were usually shaped to suggest a branch of service and engraved with the soldier’s name and unit. Machine-stamped tags were also made of brass or lead with a hole and usually had (on one side) an eagle or shield and such phrases as “War for the Union” or “Liberty, Union, and Equality”. The other side had the soldier’s name and unit and sometimes a list of battles in which he had participated:
Today the fashion industry Dog tags:
Dog tags have recently found their way into youth fashion by way of military chic. Originally worn as a part of a military uniform by youth wishing to present a tough or militaristic image, dog tags have since seeped out into wider fashion circles. They may be inscribed with a person’s details, their beliefs or tastes, a favorite quote, or may bear the name or logo of a band or performer. Some people also prefer to have the information on their tags transferred to a smaller, sometimes golden or silver tag by a jeweler, as the original tag can be considered too large and bulky by some. Some tags (along with similar items such as MedicAlert bracelets) identify their wearers as having health problems that may a) suddenly incapacitate their wearers and render them incapable of providing treatment guidance (as in the cases of heart problems, epilepsy, and diabetes) and/or b) interact adversely with medical treatments, especially standard or “first-line” ones (as in the case of an allergy to common medications or a religious, moral, or other objection to artificial resuscitation), if a first responder attempts to administer such treatment when the wearer is nonresponsive and thus unable to warn against doing so.
Our work Dog tags:
Today Tarring Jewelry use richer material to create the colorful dog tags world, The following is the anode stained dog tags with a black silicone silencers and stainless steel bead chain, Front and back can be laser personal information!
Similarly, we also offer colorful stainless steel dog tags, stainless steel feature allows dog tags more durable, longer lasting