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ClydeG19
11-11-2011, 18:10
I just saw this piece from the Science Channel on how badges are made. Pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/user/thatsmynamedude#p/u/28/6nmibk8OnRw

blueiron
11-11-2011, 18:14
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.

dorkweed
11-11-2011, 18:51
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:

CitizenOfDreams
11-11-2011, 18:53
Next on Science Channel: how jack boots are made. :wavey:

rookie1
11-11-2011, 19:00
Didn't realize there was that much too it.

blueiron
11-11-2011, 19:04
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:


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

razdog76
11-11-2011, 19:11
Next on Science Channel: how jack boots are made. :wavey:

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:

CitizenOfDreams
11-11-2011, 20:41
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:

http://media.cleveland.com/pdextra/photo/seattle-1999-police-kickjpg-179105ed98e643eb.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41541000/jpg/_41541426_kick_ap416.jpg

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Loukanikos_beaten1.jpg

http://images.wjla.com/pictures/321/greece-police-kicks-drummer_606.jpg

http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/kick-in-robberies.jpg?w=300

Patchman
11-11-2011, 20:41
Didn't realize there was so much hand work involved.

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

razdog76
11-11-2011, 20:56
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.

MVD
11-11-2011, 21:25
I think the Greek cop doing a flying drop kick on the commie drummer boy is my favorite. :supergrin:

Cochese
11-11-2011, 21:35
Didn't realize there was so much hand work involved.

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

I believe it is actually brass.

janice6
11-11-2011, 21:38
Fascinating process. Thank you.

Cochese
11-11-2011, 21:41
Fascinating process. Thank you.

+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.

wrenrj1
11-11-2011, 22:25
Wow! That's why my CCW badge was so expensive! :tongueout:

CAcop
11-11-2011, 22:39
Didn't realize there was so much hand work involved.

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

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,

Morris
11-12-2011, 19:15
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.

:rofl:

Bodyarmorguy
11-13-2011, 11:56
Cool video, thanks for sharing.

MeefZah
11-15-2011, 09:53
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.

Sniperfox
11-15-2011, 23:34
Are Texas Ranger badges still made from the cinco peso coin?