At the top of the dog tag there is a relief inscription: “NAVY SEALS”.
At the bottom, on the curly ribbon with pointed cloven ends, is the motto: “A CUT ABOVE THE REST”.
The skeleton is the symbol of courage in the face of danger and death.
The skull as it is means: I was close to death.
The skull emblem is originated from the pirates’, and the like daredevils’, tattoos.
The “dead head” still remains one of the most widely used emblems among military companies of several countries of the world.
A dog tag is a badge of a soldier with the information about its wearer, obligatory to wear in the majority of the armies. For the dog’s age the main purpose of the dog tag was to get rid of the notion “the Unknown Warrior” and to help in the first aid.
Today dog tags are used not only by soldiers. They are very popular as trendy accessory in “military” style, as various trinkets, adornments, mascots, amulets.
In its form a dog tag is a rectangular plate with rounded ends, with ribbed stiffener along the perimeter and pierced at the top for the cord, ring or chain.
The reverse side of the tag is supposed to put on engraving with personal information, memorial dates, verses, congratulations and other texts of your own choice.
The dog tag is supplied in complete with two strong ball chains – 23 5/8 inch and 2 7/16 inch, for the purpose of wearing it on the neck as an amulet or using it as a trinket for the bunch of keys, different fasteners on the clothes, purse, handbag, pouch, messenger bag and so on.