Your new dogtag set is easy to assemble, and can be configured and worn in a variety of ways depenending on your preference. The classic military configuration requires the following assembly:
- If you received a dogtag shaped sticker decal with your order, you can optionally stick it to the back of your dogtag. This sticker is intended to cover up the mirror-image reverse side lettering of the embossed characters and to remind you of the high quality of your MyDogtag.com dogtags. Take care when applying it so that the notch in the sticker lines up with the hole, and the edges are parallel with those of the dogtag. Once in place, it cannot be adjusted, and if removed will leave a sticky residue. The sticker is water resistant and will not peel off when exposed to water.
- Install the silencers on the dogtags, start by lining up the holes and stretching the silencer around the edge of the tag. You can then manipulate it with your fingers so that it does not cover up any text on the edges. Be careful not to pull too hard as it may cause the silencers to tear. Note that the circular silencers are elastic and are designed to stretch around the shape of the dogtag.
- Insert the long chain into the hole of one of the tags. Connect the last ball of the chain to the connecter by insertering the ball into the cavity and then pulling with both hands on either side of the chain until you hear it snap in place.
- Insert the short chain into the hole of the other tag. Then pass the short chain through the loop of the long chain from step 3. Then close the short chain the same as step 3.
It should look something like this when you are done:
If you require detailed visual instructions please watch the video here:
Dogtag Bracelet Instructions
The leather-cuff dogtag bracelet comes pre-assembled, however the dogtag will be flat and you will need to manually bend it to conform to the curvature of your wrist. A person with average finger strength should be able to bend and manipulate the dogtag (while attached to the bracelet) until the desired curvature is achieved.