The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Personalizing Leather Goods with Brass Printers' Type

Posted by Matt Martin

Softline Brand Partners, located in Minneapolis, MN, is a leather goods manufacturer dedicated to creating premium products like wallets, Dopp kits, keychains, luggage tags, valet trays, cup warmers, and placemats in a variety of materials.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Brass, Leather, Testimonial

Brass Printers' Type for Custom Applications

Posted by Matt Martin

People that are music fans know and love classic artists like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Tom Petty. If you are a guitar player and you want to play classic songs using vintage instruments, you care about the quality of your guitar pick. You want to use what looks and feels like what the classic giants used.

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Topics: Craftsman and Artisan, Brass and Steel Type and Dies, Brass, Testimonial

What is Hot Stamping?

Posted by Matt Martin

 

If you're looking to personalize your product by adding your name, monogram or company logo, hot stamping is a tried and true direct part marking method.

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Type and Dies, Craftsman and Artisan, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

Stamping Knife Blades the Right Way

Posted by Matt Martin

Rustick Knives, in Fayettesville, NC, is run by Jack Stottlemire, a disabled veteran and small business owner.  He is committed to creating the absolute best combat knives for our brave servicemen and women.  He is a retired Army Special Operations Sergeant Major who spent many years serving his country in special operations so he knows what make a knife unique and effective.

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

Steel Touchmark Stamps for Creators, Blacksmiths, and Artists

Posted by Matt Martin

Touchmark stamps are used by creators, blacksmiths, and artists to add a small signature mark to their finished pieces. The touchmark functions as an identifier or signature that proudly proclaims the creator of the pieces. Steel touchmark stamps are ideal for creating this type of mark because they are durable - producing clear, crisp marks throughout their long service life.

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

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: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, 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: Craftsman and Artisan, Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

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, Steel Stamps and Dies, Hand Stamps

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

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