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What is a dog tag?

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 01-03-2020      Origin: Site


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Metal dog tags are also military identification tags. Each U.S. military wears a metal dog tag on its chest. It is a mandatory configuration for the U.S. military's active duty and is used for identification of soldiers. It is a set of (two) stainless steel sheets, both of which are 5cm X 3cm in size. A 24-inch stainless steel long neck chain, while the secondary card has a 4-inch short neck chain. Both sheets have black mufflers (of course you can ask for different colors of mufflers), which is a must-have for military lovers.

"metal dog tag" is an informal but common term for a specific type of identification tag worn by military personnel. The tags' primary use is for the identification of dead and wounded soldiers; as such, they have personal information about the soldiers written on them, and convey essential basic medical information such as the soldier's blood type and history of inoculations. They often indicate religious preference as well.

Application of metal dog tag

(1)Military use


The metal dog tag is a specific type of identification brand worn by military personnel. It is an informal but universal brand among military personnel. The main purpose of the metal dog tag is to confirm the identity of soldiers at the temple. They will write personal and medical information, such as a soldier's blood type and vaccination history. metal dog tags can also be engraved with different patterns to show personal religion, hobbies, etc.


metal dog tags are usually made of metal. It can be single-sided or double-sided to save all kinds of information. After the soldiers died unfortunately, the tags on the bodies were purposefully collected for the purpose of notifying the troops or notifying their families after the war. And if fighting conditions prevent people from collecting metal dog tags, the metal dog tags remain on the body.


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(2) Non-military use

1.Medical condition identification

Civilians will also use some other tags to identify the wearer's health and health. Such as bracelets, bracelets, etc.

a. Sudden loss of consciousness and mobility, but they cannot be rescued in a timely manner (such as heart disease, epilepsy, diabetic coma, or severe trauma and loss of mobility)

b. Drug identification, clearly labeling information such as dosage, use, and side effects.

Provide contact information for emergencies. (Such as the loss of the elderly with dementia, the loss of minors)


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2. Fashion accessories

metal dog tags have become more and more popular among young people in recent years, and have entered the young people's jewelry selection in a way different from military roles. The metal dog tag was originally a jewellery that young people like to wear when wearing clothing such as military uniforms or camouflage uniforms, thereby showing a tough military image. Since then, it has gradually penetrated into the wider scope of the fashion circle. metal dog tags may be engraved with people's personal information, their religious beliefs, mottos and even favorite food flavors and favorite band names. It is no longer confined to a certain field.


Custom metal dog tags have been popular in rappers since the late 1990s, and they usually like to use it as a gift to give back to fans who like their performances. Many companies will provide customers with their own metal dog tag photos, logos or text to give them the opportunity to choose the metal dog tag they want. Today, even fine jewelers produce metal dog tags set with expensive diamonds or other jewelry. Metals also range from the most common tin alloys, steel to gold and silver.

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