1) Which of your products are engravable?
We can engrave many our swords and tankards. The list of engravable items is shown on our
Engraved Products Page
. Please be aware that we are adding new
items to this list on a daily basis. If you do not see an item that you would like engraved please contact us or check back soon.
2) What is the cost of engraving?
We charge a flat fee for engraving. It is not based on the number of characters. The price varies from product to product
but most items are $15 or less to engrave. We even offer free engraving on some of our items.
3) How do I order my engraving?
On the web page for engravable products, there is a "Engrave" button next to the part number. Press the engrave button
to enter our Engraving Utility web page. The Engraving Utility allows you communicate to us exactly how you
would like the engraving to look. You can specify the text you would like engraved,
the font style for the text, the text size and the location of the engraving on the product. Once you have defined the
engraving just add it to your cart and check out as normal.
4) How long will it take to ship my engraved product?
We ship engraved items in one to three days, although most are shipped within one day.
5)What type of engraver do you use?
We use a computer driven rotary mechanical engraver. We choose this style of engraver because we believe
it produces attractive and aestically appealing engraving. It is the same type of equipment used by prestigious
retail jewelry stores.
6)Do you offer laser engraving?
We do not offer laser engraving with our swords and tankards because we believe our mechanical engraver produces a
better finished product. There are a variety of different laser engraving systems available, but one of the most
popular employs a carbon dioxide(CO2) laser. While this is an excellent choice for certain materials such as leather and
wood, the CO2 laser can not cut metal. There are retailers who use a CO2 laser to
engrave metal products, but they use a work around. The metal is first coated with a ceramic based compound. The laser
is used to bond the compound to the metal. It is a process much more comparable laser printer than engraving.
A more accurate term for this process is laser marking. The result of a laser mark is typically a permanent black mark, appearing
as if it was printed on the blade. While the laser mark is great for industrial applications such as marking tools, we
do not believe it is as attractive as a true engraving.
There are other types of laser, Fiber and Yag lasers for instance that can engrave metal but they are not commonly available
in the sizes to accommodate a full size sword.