The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Shank Stamp For Tall Pine Forge

Posted by Matt Martin

Jacob King is the owner of Tall Pine Forge in Holly Springs, North Carolina and specializes in forging 18th century colonial ironwork; a blacksmith from the old school. He knows that attention to detail makes all the difference when recreating a tool or piece like they did in the 18th century. That attention to detail is why he entrusted Durable Technologies with making his unique, custom touch mark for all his products.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Craftsman and Artisan, Testimonial

The Benefits of Using a Touchmark Stamp

Posted by Matt Martin

What is a Touchmark?

A touchmark is a small mark that is applied to a handmade product. Typically, blacksmiths use a touchmark as a way to identify or sign their products. Touchmarks allow the creator to add a personal touch to their work, identifies the creator of an individual piece, and is often one of the last things that is done before a piece is finished.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan

Custom Hand Stamp Applications

Posted by Matt Martin

Custom hand stamps, as an affordable and long-lasting customization tool, have a long history of allowing makers from a huge variety of industries to make their mark. Over the years we’ve helped a lot of companies, artisans, and makers customize hand stamps so that they can make exactly the mark they want in exactly the place they want to make it. We thought it might be nice to show off some of these talented people and their amazing work.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools, Craftsman and Artisan

Making a Blacksmith Touchmark

Posted by Matt Martin

A blacksmith's touchmark is the final detail that pulls a project together. A touchmark identifies the artisan who created the item, allows the end user to see a glimpse of the personality of the items creator, and is a way for a blacksmith to distinguish their work. So how are blacksmith touchmarks made?

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, Steel Stamps and Dies

Custom Steel Stamping Dies to Mark Cutlery

Posted by Matt Martin

Zack Worrell, owner of Monolith Studio, is a knife maker, designer, and fabricator in Charlottesville, VA and his company is a multi-disciplinary studio specializing in the creation of high performance knives, contemporary furnishings, and accessories. They design and fabricate for people who seek unique, hand-made, one-of-a-kind works of art which also serve a practical, functional purpose for modern living. They are designers and makers and when they need custom steel dies to make permanent marks on their cutlery they turn to Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Steel Stamps and Dies, Testimonial

Stamps for Knives at Heartwood Forge

Posted by Matt Martin

Heartwood Forge is a knife making shop located in the low hills outside of Athens, Georgia. They design and hand make knives from high-performing reclaimed carbon steel and wood. Toughness and hardness are designed into the blade-perfect steel that they recycle from the lumber industry. These qualities make for a great knife but also complicate the makers mark process.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamp Holders, Hand Stamps, Marking Hammers, Testimonial

Rustick Knives Uses Durable Steel Stamps to Stamp Handmade Knives

Posted by Matt Martin

Fayetteville, North Carolina based Rustick Knives is a disabled combat veteran-owned and operated small business. Dedicated to making one-of-a-kind custom knives, Rustick Knives uses Durable steel stamps to make permanent makers marks in their products. 

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Steel Stamps and Dies, Testimonial

AKA Bindery Uses Brass Type for Bookbinding

Posted by Matt Martin

Anne Krawitz owns the AKA Bindery in Philadelphia specializing in custom clamshell boxes for valuable books and documents, as well as a full range of bookbinding, book conservation and restoration services. AKA Bindery caters to book dealers, libraries, and private collectors.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Craftsman and Artisan, Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons, Leather, Testimonial

Blacksmith Uses Hand Stamps to Make His Mark

Posted by Matt Martin

Joe Gentile is a guy with an interesting hobby; he makes custom iron accessories for his friends and neighbors.  When someone he knows needs a new hearth for their fireplace, or a special trivet, or unique drawer pulls, or a wood stove component, they know they can ask Joe.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Craftsman and Artisan, Steel Stamps and Dies, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Rustick Knives uses Durable's Steel Hand Stamps to Make Their Mark

Posted by Matt Martin

When Rustick Knives of Fayettesville, NC needed to mark their logo on their handcrafted knives, they turned to our experts here at Durable Technologies. 

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

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