A complete set I believe...
Some from Korea and later just to compare...
When I was in in the early 1980s, we called them Dog Tags. Only ones who called them I.D. Discks where the super soldiers.edstorey wrote:A good start to finding what you are looking for might be using the correct terminology, in Canada they are called I.D. disks.
Darrell wrote:Hi ptejoeydepalmer
Sorry that wasn't what you are after.
I wonder if you could get a blank then cast around for an Engraver service that could match the font and impression style you are after?
If you are not living in the middle of nowhere, probably a couple of services available such as larger Engraver shops or Jewelers. You may have to engage them directly with examples to see if they could do it tho'. Some are engraving only and lack the ability to stamp things. Impressing dog tags or things like Medals is a more "industrial" thing and most businesses lack the require machinery to impress items. Maybe NOT that little booth in the Mall!!
I used to know a place in Nicosia that did a good job but in gold!! They probably don't get the business from Cdns that they used to.
When my first set was handed to me , my last name was mis-spelled, my blood group was wrong and I somehow became "Protestant". Took about 3 years to get another set and they only got my blood group wrong!! Over many years, I'd get errors on mine. SIN to Service number change and then allowances for more than 3-4 Religion choices required me to have about 7 sets laying around now.....many with errors.
As for terminology, we also called them dog tags. Only the Superiors called them ID Discs (and they are most certainly NOT DISCS!!) and that was only when doing Troop/Sqn bug-out kit inspections. I did it myself as I went up in the ranks. Use the formal name for formal requirements and soldier slang in all other instances.
I wonder what the real name for that little "Zap" number on my final set was?