Honor Buckle FAQ's
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
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
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
Some dog tags have serial numbers, some have social security
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
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