Honor Buckle FAQ's

The men and women who have honorably served in our country deserve high honor and respect. In the life of our great United States there have been 48 million men and women who have raised their right hand and took an oath to uphold our Constitution. Most served their time of duty, but there are those that "gave all" for our freedoms. It is in the respect and honor of ALL who served that the Honor Buckle was created.


Honor Buckle FAQ’s

The men and women who have honorably served in our country are deserving of high honor and respect. In the “life” of our great United States there have been more than 48 million men and women who have raised their right hand and taken the oath to uphold our Constitution. Most served their “time of duty”, but there are those that “gave all” for our freedoms. It is in the “respect and honor” of ALL who served that the Honor Buckle was created in order to properly say “thank you”.

Where, and how, is the Honor Buckle made?

Honor Buckles are 100% handmade in the United States and currently have two US Patents. Some of the men, that help make it, are themselves Veterans. It is cast in solid brass, and then machined for the dog tag receptacle area. The loop, hook, and crossbars are then silver soldered into place. The lettering is made permanent black with a special acid process. It then goes to the polisher and finisher for the “bright shine” finish. Each person who works on your Honor Buckle knows that it is going to someone who has put their life on the line for our country.

What if I don’t have a dog tag now?

Many dog tags have gotten lost or discarded. On the Home page there is information to acquire a new dog tag. It would be great to honor a relative by wearing an Honor Buckle with a replica of their dog tag. Go to Dog Tags page for ideas.

Some dog tags have serial numbers, some have social security numbers?

Military personnel were issued “serial numbers” up until the early 1970’s, then, they were changed to social security numbers. See dog tag history at dogtaghistory.com or other dog tag history web sites.

I don’t want anyone to see my social security number.

We agree. There are 2 ways to remedy this. One way is to order a new “tag” and omit the SS number, or replace it with something like a “life motto” or favorite scripture verse address (i.e. John 3:16). If the tag has “seen action” and you want to use it, we recommend defacing the last 4 numbers with a carpenter’s nail punch, a hammer, and a hard surface like steel or concrete.

Black Dog Tag?

The Black dog tag came on the scene during Vietnam for Special Forces. It became popular with the Viet Vets to wear a black tag to remember a “fallen” buddy or MIA. The suggested memorial Honor Buckle worn is with a black dog tag. “Never Forget”

HONOR BUCKLE is a registered trademark and is Copyright 2015 Honor Buckle
HONOR BUCKLE: US Patents US8510919B1 & US8726471B1
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