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How badges are made

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by ClydeG19, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. ClydeG19

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  2. blueiron

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    They overlooked one critical part of the manufacture - allowing a CLEO with zero taste or qualifications in design or art to pick the design of the agency's badge.
     


  3. I would like to think that, no matter who designed the badge, that the "Badge" is "formed", "made" and "molded" by those that wear it.:cool:
     
  4. rookie1

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    Didn't realize there was that much too it.
     
  5. blueiron

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    It all is for naught if the officer isn't wearing a hat.
     
  6. razdog76

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    Something about time lapse photography showing a virgin pair of boots being polished up for the first time, and broken in by a veteran Officer.:supergrin:
     
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  8. Didn't realize there was so much hand work involved.

    And the base metal in the video was copper. Thought it was tin.
     
  9. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

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    CitizenOfDreams,

    The 300 vs Occupy sequel was not quite what I expecting.:whistling:

    I was picturing more the week long process of breaking in a new pair of trooper boots.
     
  10. MVD

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    I think the Greek cop doing a flying drop kick on the commie drummer boy is my favorite. :supergrin:
     
  11. Cochese

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    I believe it is actually brass.
     
  12. janice6

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  13. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    +1

    I just received my new Smith Warren S36.

    It is AWESOME. Waiting for my Strong ID carrier, special ordered from the local Cop Shop.
     
  14. wrenrj1

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    Wow! That's why my CCW badge was so expensive! :tongueout:
     
  15. CAcop

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    Ours are sterling silver. Around $300 per. They get recycled as people come and go. If you actaully retire from here you get to keep yours. I plan on telling them to take mine out of my last check,
     
  16. :rofl:
     
  17. MeefZah

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    Very cool!

    The application of the soft enamel lettering is interesting... I recently redid the flaking lettering on a few badges by painting the crevices with Testors enamel model paint, and wiping off the excess. At the time I thought it was kind of a ghetto solution but that's almost exactly how they actually do it during manufacture.
     
  18. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    Are Texas Ranger badges still made from the cinco peso coin?