Looking for fireman's mosaic pin

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
A friend of mine is a firefighter. He wants a knife made. He wants a firefighter type theme. I am wondering if anyone has ever seen, purchased or used a mosaic pin with a firefighter type theme. Perhaps a fireman's axe, helmet, something along those lines. Anyone know where a fella could purchase such a thing. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
 

Gliden07

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A friend of mine is a firefighter. He wants a knife made. He wants a firefighter type theme. I am wondering if anyone has ever seen, purchased or used a mosaic pin with a firefighter type theme. Perhaps a fireman's axe, helmet, something along those lines. Anyone know where a fella could purchase such a thing. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Dennis there are a couple guys on Etsy that do EDM pins. If they don't have them already made they can probably make them. Warning the guy that makes them is from Russia. Lots of guys buy them and like them. I got a price from him, there about $35 for 1-4" pin. I can't remember if that included shipping.
 

REM300UM

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Balatsky on Facebook does some of the nicest work I’ve seen. I’ve used his pins before … quality stuff but expensive.
Hope this helps!

Mike
 

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REM300UM

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Dennis,
I’ve also used these firefighter lanyard beads on knives for firemen. (ETSY)
Mike
 

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Owl

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Balatsky on Facebook does some of the nicest work I’ve seen. I’ve used his pins before … quality stuff but expensive.
Hope this helps!

Mike
+1 for Balatsky pins. I have used quite a few and they are top notch. In addition he will make your custom design at no extra charge if your friend has a particular image or symbol he wants in the pin. He makes his pins in sizes from 8 mm diam up to 16 mm diam.
I think he does have a minimum of 4 pins.
Custommosaicpins on Instagram.
 

chrisstaniar

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I have several of Alexey's pins and they are well done. He's about the only "outside the country" pin maker I'd trust. There have been several others that scammed people
 

Owl

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I am a bit hesitant to send money overseas. Still not convinced. We shall see.
I have placed a total of 5 orders with Alexey over the past three years. Never had any problem. He has always been dependable, and he has a great reputation. It does take about 2-2 1/2 months to get the pins however, since he has a backlog.
 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
I have placed a total of 5 orders with Alexey over the past three years. Never had any problem. He has always been dependable, and he has a great reputation. It does take about 2-2 1/2 months to get the pins however, since he has a backlog.
Owl this really helps. Thank you. I am glad he is a reliable source and that you had good luck with him. My biggest worry is the crap in Ukraine will have consequences for Russia/USA relations. IE an embargo or lack of ability to receive ordered items. That would be just my luck...
 

chrisstaniar

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No issues with Alexey. Lot's of people in the usa order from him. Some things to remember:
1) The pins are in metric. Keep that in mind when ordering in case you already have a hardened blank with holes pre-drilled.
2) Consider your design and the size of the pin. complex designs don't look as good in a small pin (1/4"). Some of his are pretty big pins.
 
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