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The Top 5 Differences Between A Die Struck Badge And One Made From A Casting

by Blackinton on Tuesday, November 07, 2017

​Many folks wear badges, but few understand the process of making a police or fire badge.  In this post we highlight the two most common methods of creating a badge; casting and striking with a steel die.  Here we compare and contrast providing you with the top 5 differences between a die struck badge and one made from casting.  

  1. We start at the beginni... Continue Reading >>

Why Buy American-Made? Our Top 5 Reasons!

by Blackinton on Thursday, August 31, 2017

With Labor Day coming upon us we got to thinking about our American workforce and why it is important to buy American Made products over imports.  Sure – some imports are cheaper but why buy American?  Here are our top 5 reasons:

  1. Strengthens Economy:  First and for... Continue Reading >>

Top 5 Ways Public Safety Professionals Can Show Support For Breast Cancer.

by Blackinton on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Although it is summer, it is never too early to start thinking about how your department is going to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month this October.   We put together this list of great ideas to help get you and your department thinking.

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How do you make a custom metal police badge?

by Blackinton on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Today we came across one of our advertisements from 1955 (see below), and it made us reflect on the process of making a quality custom metal badge.


Flashback to 1955 -  The best custom metal badges originated from a badge die created by hand,  by a die cutter.  A craftsman ... Continue Reading >>

How law enforcement supports a special cause with a custom badge

by Blackinton on Friday, March 31, 2017

​In 2012, we joked that we’d soon be offering badge finishes that are similar to a box of Crayola crayons.  Well five years later we have  black, pink, green, and now a blue finish!


We all have a special cause that is near and dear to our hearts whether it be a social cause, charitable cause, or a personal cause.   Law enforcement agencies are the same, and tod... Continue Reading >>

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