Personalised black PVD coated US Special Forces dog tags
Black PVD coated US special operations forces dog tags with personalised embossed text.
Used by Special Operations Forces of the US military since the 15th of January 1967, black dog tags are used in order to meet the order to 'darken insignia when behind enemy lines' that still stands to this day.
We've engineered stainless steel tags and chains that feature a super hard wearing black PVD coating so these tags can be worn 24/7, 365 days a year without having any concerns about them loosing their finish.
Being based on our authentic military stainless steel tags, these also include the traditional rolled edge and detailing around the hole that makes dog tags so recognisable and iconic.
The order to 'darken insignia' was given during the Vietnam conflict in an attempt to reduce the number of visual traces that might reveal a soldier's position, particularly at night.
Examples of the special forces that use black dog tags include:
-Special warfare and combatant craft crewman (SWCC)
-Brown water navy gun boat crews
-Explosive ordnance divers (EOD)
To achieve the black finish we've coated our MIL spec stainless steel tags and chains using an industrial process called plasma vapour deposition.
This results in a finish known as a 'DLC' or 'diamond like coating' as it's as hard as a diamond.
To coat the tags and chains they are placed in a vacuum chamber and blasted with a jet of plasma. This same process is used in the coating of things that are subject to high wear like formula 1 car and jet engine components. You will also see the same coating used on high end black stainless steel wristwatches.
These tags can be personalised with your own choice of embossed text and as with all of our tag sets you can use our tag builder to customise the tags with different coloured silencers and chains during the checkout process.
You can choose the Black DLC dog tags and chains separately in the builder so if you'd like the super hard wearing chains on a set of stainless steel or camo tags then that's no problem, simply configure your order that way in the tag builder.
If you’re giving the tags as a gift then you should also consider our custom presentation box which you can add at checkout.
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