The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Which Steel Hand Stamp is the Right Stamp for You?

Posted by Matt Martin

One of our most popular marking solutions is the hand stamp. Steel hand stamps are versatile and long-lasting, made from a special grade of tool steel to resist spalling and mushrooming.

Steel hand stamps also allow for a wide range of design options and can be custom made to satisfy almost any part marking requirement. If you've never used a hand stamp before, it can be hard at first to figure out how to choose the right stamp for your project.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Handheld Marking, Buttress Steep Stamps, 452 Style Font Steel Hand Stamps, Reverse Character Steel Hand Stamps, Hevi-Bevl Hand Stamps, Low Stress Dot Character Hand Stamps, Low Stress Full Character Hand Stamps, Border Steel Hand Stamps

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

Custom Steel Hand Stamps For Woodworking Tools

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies' two divisions have been in business for over 100 years combined but Union Manufacturing Company can top that. Originally founded in 1866, Union Manufacturing Company made its name as a Top-Tier foundry and machine shop for the New Britain Manufacturing Industry. Starting in 1899, Union added fine woodworking tools to its vast line of high-quality products through the acquisition of Derby Plane Company. These fine woodworking tools are their complete focus to this day.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Custom Metal Stamps for Leather

Posted by Matt Martin

Durable Technologies creates custom metal stamps for leather and many other materials. Our stamps can be made with simple or complex text, logos, and designs in sizes ranging from tiny steel hand stamps to mark jewelry to large hand stamps for marking steel slabs.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Leather

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

What's the Difference Between Embossing and Debossing?

Posted by Matt Martin

On more than a few occasions, we have been asked about custom metal embossing stamps, what they are, and how they are used. In the world of direct part marking there are a few misconceptions and misunderstandings that can creep up, often because industrial marking is a sphere that makes use of industry jargon that is not always well known outside of the marking device industry. The question of “what is a metal embossing stamp?” is one of these areas of misconception and confusion.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Embossing Type

Letter Number Steel Hand Stamps

Posted by Matt Martin

Our letter number series steel hand stamps offer users an ideal solution for directly marking static number sequences onto parts.

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Topics: Hand Stamps, Hand Held Marking Tools

Custom Steel Hand Stamps for High-End Furniture

Posted by Matt Martin

Brandt Hewitt, founder and CEO of Hume, a San Francisco based furniture design and architectural fabrication studio, needed a custom metal stamp worthy of their high quality products. So he went to the one guy he could trust that would know where to find the best direct part marking manufacturer - his father Steve Hewitt, the director of the IMIA (International Marking and Identification Association). His father's recommendation? Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

Direct Part Marking Custom Ship Drive Shafts with C&C Metals

Posted by Matt Martin

C&C Metals, located in West Boylston, MA, had a problem. How would they direct part mark the end of a very expensive custom ship drive shaft and get it just right every time? The first thing they did was call the team at Durable Technologies.

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Topics: Custom Steel Hand Stamps, Hand Stamps, Testimonial

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

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