2W International
3Decals
3M
5.11 Tactical
8:12 Illumination
Aazel
Abbott
ADC
AeroMax
Aervoe
Air Systems International
Ajax Rescue Tools
Akron
Alco-Lite
Alliance
Allied HealthCare
Altek
Always Professional Enterprises, Inc
Ambry Equipment
Amerex
American Innoteck, Inc.
American Police Beat
Anchor Industries
Anchor Uniform
Annin Flagmakers
Ansell
Aquaforce Watch Inc.
Ardis Tool
Armor Express
Ash City
ASP
ASP Flashlights
ATI
Augusta Sportswear
Avon
B2 Helmets
Badaxx
Badger
Bates
Battle Lake
Bayside
BEAR-iatrics Inc.
Benchmade
Best N-Dex
Black Diamond
Black Helmet Apparel
BlackHawk
Blackinton
Blackjack
Blade-Tech
Blauer
B-Lit
Blue Force Gear
BNO Intl Trading
Boker
Boker Magnum
Boker Plus
Bold Industries
Bolle
Boston Leather
Boundtree Medical
Brady
Break-Free
Bright Star Lighting Products
Brite Strike
Brooks
Bullard
Bushnell
BW Technologies
CA
Cairns
CalGaz
Cambridge Sensors
CamelBak
Capt. Jim Fire Hood
Cardiac Science
Carhartt
Case-Mate
Casio Sport Watches
Casio Tactical Watches
CET
Channellock
Chiefs Choice
Circul-Air
Clear Gear
CMC
CMI
Coaxsher
Cobra Firefighting Hoods
Code 3
Code Red
Condor
Conterra
Conway/Lion
Cool Blaze
CoolCop
CoolShirt
Cosmas
Council Tool
Crew Boss
Crews Inc.
Curaplex
Cyalume
Cygnus
Damascus
Danner
Detroit Fire Film
Devon Medical
Dewalt
DiamonDiamonds
Dicke
Dickies
Discovery Medical
Dixon
DMC Associates
DMS
DoorStorm
Doty Belt
DQE
Dry Guy
Dukal
Duo-Safety
DuPont
Duracell
Dynarex
Eagle Manufacturing
Ear Phone Connection
Edge Tactical
Eiseman-Ludmar Co.
Elbeco
Eleven10
Elkhart Brass
Elmridge
Emergency Products & Research
Emerson Knives
EMI
Emphasis Medical
End of the Road
Energizer
Engel
ESCA Tech
ESS
EVAC Systems
Exclusive
EZ Spanner
F.D.N.Y. Pipes and Drums
Fanon
Fat Ivan
Federal Signal
Fenix
Fieldtex
Fire Axe, Inc.
Fire Cam
Fire Hooks Unlimited
Fire Rescue Solutions
Fire Research Corp.
Fire-Dex
Firehouse Decals
Firewipes
First Alert
First Spear
Fisher Space Pen
Flex-Safe USA
FlipFins
Float-Tech
Flying Cross
Fol-Da-Tank
FOREMOST Promotions
Fox
FoxFire
FoxFury
Frontier Aquaforce
FrontLine
Gallo en Fuego
Game Sportswear
Garrett
Gearmaster
Geltech Solutions
Gemtor
Gerber
Gerber Outerwear
GideonTactical
Gildan
Glaro
Glas-Master
Globe
Glock
GloWedge
Go Fitz Bands
GoPro
Gould & Goodrich
Grace Industries
Groves Inc.
GSP
GunVault
GUTS
Haix
HammerHead Ind.
Hanes
Hansen Fire & Safety
Hardwire
Harrington
Hatch
Haven South
HealixTecc
Heart Sync
HelmeTets
Herbert Hose Clamps
Hero's Pride
HexArmor
Hi-Lift Jack Company
Honeywell
Horace Small
Hornady
Hot Shield
HotStick USA
Howies Hockey Tape
Hughes Safety Showers
Husky
HWI
Hydrox Labs
Informed Guides
INOVA
Iron Duck
Iron Fox Axes
ITec
Jackson Safety
JBC Safety Plastics
Jencor Systems
Jersey Tactical Corp.
Junk Yard Dog
Junkin
Kemp USA
Kendall
Kershaw
Kestrel
Keystone Uniform Caps
Kidde
Kimber
Kimberly Clark
Klench Company
Kochek
Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket
K-Tool
Kwikpoint
L&R Ultrasonics
La Sportiva
Ladder Technologies, Ltd.
Laerdal
Lakeland
Leatherhead Tools
Leatherman
Leathersmith
LED Lenser
Liberty Artworks
Liberty Uniforms
Life Lite
LION
LION Medic 1
LION StationWear
Little Giant
Littmann
LOKSAK
LoneStar Axe
Luminox
Maglite
Magnum
Magpul
Majestic Fire Apparel
Market Insight
Marpac
Matthews Paint Co.
Maxpedition
MaxxDry
MDI
Medical Action Industries
Medique
Mercedes Textiles
Meret
Metrex
Metris
MG Electronics
Microflex
MIL-SPEC Monkey
Mocean
Moldex
Morrison Medical
MSA
Mustang Survival
Nasco
National Foam
Nebulus
Neese
NIGHTSTICK
Nite Ize
NiteRider
None
Nonin
North American Rescue
Norton
NoSweat
NRS
Numask
Nupla Corp.
Oakley
OfficerStore
OGIO
Omega
Omnimed Inc.
Open Door, Inc.
Oralite Brillance
Orion Safety Products
Outdoor Edge
OXX
PAC Tool
Pacific
Pacific Headwear
Pacific Reflex
PacMule
Paratech
Paul Conway
Pelican
Perfect Fit
Petra Roc
Petzl
PGI Carbon Shield Hoods
PGI Fireline Wildland Fire Fighting
Phenix Technology
PIP
Plano
Point Blank
Port Authority
PowerFlare
Primacare
Princeton Tec
Pro Ears
Pro Feet
Pro Poly
Pro Warrington
Pro-Pak Industries, Inc
Propper
Pro-Tech 8
Protective Coating Co.
Protecto Wrap
Quantum EMS
Quick Step Anchor
R & B Fabrications, Inc.
Radians
RAMFAN
Rapid Deployment
Raven Concealment
Red Head Brass
Red Kap
Reebok
Reeves EMS
Rescue 42
resqueme
Retracta-Cade
Reveal
R-Heroes
Ringers
RIT BAG
RIT Safety Solutions
Rite in the Rain
Rocky
Roehampton
Rothco
Sabre
Safetec
Safety Effects
SAM Medical Products
Samuel Broome
SanMar
Saunders
Schaefer Ventilation
Scotty Firefighter
SearchSleeve
Secur
Sellstrom
Sempermed
Sensible Products
Sensit Technologies
Shelby
Shield Solutions
Short Mic Holder
Signal Vehicle Products
Simulaids
Sirchie
Site Drainer
Sling-Link
SMC
Smith & Warren Badges
Smith & Wesson
Smith Indian Fire Pumps
Smith Optics
Smiths Medical
Snap-Tite
SOG
Solutions Safety
Solutions Safety Services
Son Sales, Inc.
SoundOff Signal
South Park Corporation
Spiewak
SpillTech
Sportula
Spyderco
Sqwincher
Stack-On
Stanley Tools
Star Signal Vehicle Products
StatGear
StatPacks
Stearns
Steck
Sterling Rope
Storm
Streamlight Inc.
Strength for Service, Inc.
Strong Leather Co.
Subaru
SunMed
Super Vac
SuperFlo SafeT Systems
Surefire
SureFoot
Survival Straps
Swiss Watch Co.
TacMed
Tact Squad
Tactical Medical Packs
Talon Rescue
Task Force Tips Legacy
Task Force Tips New Force
TatJacket
Taylor Healthcare
T-CAP
Team Equipment
Team Wendy
Technical Rescue Products, Inc.
TechTrade
Tele-Lite
Tempest Technology
Tenzing Outdoors
TES
The Snagger
Thorogood
Thread Saver®
Tingley
TNT Denver Tools
Tool Logic
TopSaw
Translite
Tri-Mountain
Triple K
Tronex
True North
TRU-SPEC
Turtle Plastics
Tygh Tool
UltraClub
ULTRATEC FOGGER
Uncle Mike's
Under Armour
Underwater Kinetics
Uniden
Union Line/Graybear
Uzi
Veridian
Vertx
Voodoo Tactical
WANTYNU
WaterAx
Waterjel
WeatherFlow
Weddle Tools
Wesol
Whelen
Wiley X
Wolfpack Gear
Workrite
Xtreme Rescue
Yaktrax
Yates Gear
Yupoong
Zak Tool
Zero Tolerance Knives
Zico
Zoll

Custom Badge Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why doesn't my badge look exactly right?
A: What you see may not look perfect, but what you get will be. The representation of your designed badge on this web site will be remarkably close to what you will receive. The computer rendition that you preview may have slight variations in size and color for lettering. We have tried our absolute best to give you an accurate view of your new Shield of Valor. It should also be noted that during the preview, a slight spacing difference between numbers or letters may be noticeable on your computer monitor. Be assured that your finished new badge will be manufactured to meet your expectations as well as ours.

Q: Who manufactures these badges?
A: These badges are manufactured by Blackinton®. The Blackinton® name has been synonymous with expert craftsmanship since its early beginnings in 1852. The high standards that Virgil Blackinton established in those early days were strictly enforced throughout the decades and they continue to do so today. Today they also combine that old world craftsmanship with cutting-edge manufacturing technology to produce the finest quality badges and insignia for law enforcement professionals. Blackinton® products are made in the USA.

Q: What is the delivery time for a badge?
A: Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Q: What is the return policy?
A: If your badge and/or custom wallet is made exactly as you ordered, then it is NOT returnable. Shields of Valor badges are custom made and cannot be returned.

Q: What are the badge finish options?
A: TheFireStore currently offers 6 finishes on our website. 
Nickel: A hot nickel solution applied by the electroplating process to the polished base metal of a badge. It is silver in color and has a fair degree of hardness. Nickel plate will sometimes lose some of its luster with age. 
Rhodium: Rhodium, an element within the platinum metal group, is a precious metal that is applied by the electroplating process over a bright nickel base. Rhodium can be distinguished by its brilliant white finish and is tarnish resistant. It will not discolor or peel from the surfact of the badge.
Gold: A deposit of 22K+ fine gold electroplate on base material for a rich, bright appearance.
Two-Tone*: A combination of gold and silver colors. Badges with applied panels will normally consist of Hi-Glo material for the gold color and Rho-Glo material for the silver color. Badges of one-piece construction will consist of Hi-Glo panels and rhodium background or Rho-Glo panels and gold plate background.
Rho-Glo* & Hi-Glo*: A base material which has a solid silver or gold color throughout and requires no surface plating. Highly polished to a brilliant luster, a clear coating is then applied to enhance its durability.
VHB KK (KaratClad)*: A heavy gold electroplate (HGE), it is the ultimate in fine gold plate. This process applies a uniformly thick coating of tarnish proof high karat gold, purer and more durable than gold plate.

*Price includes hard enamel lettering and a full color seal.

Q: What are the badge lettering options?
A: SOFT: Lettering is filled with a choice of Black, Blue or Red enamel color, leveled and air cured.
HARD: Lettering is filled with enamel, baked to hard finish, and ground until flush with the surface of the badge. Please note that HARD is an additional $10.

Q: What is the warranty on a badge?
A: Blackinton® strives for 100% customer satisfaction. The appearance and structure of your badges are enhanced by quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Manufacturing defects, if any will be promptly corrected.

Q: What do I do if I receive a badge and it is not made to my specifications?
A: If you receive a Shield of Valor and it is not what you specified then you can contact us by phone: 1-800-852-6088 or email:sales@thefirestore.com and we will correct your shield or have it re-made.

Q: What kind of mounting hardware comes with the badge?
A: There are 4 different badge back options which can be viewed and selected when you build your badge. The options are Pin & Safety Catch, Wallet Clip, Screw Back and Clutch Back.

Q: What if I want to order a badge that is not listed on your site?
A: Blackinton® offers many different badge styles. If you find one in their catalog that you would like to order (and we do not offer it on our website) please call us at 1-800-852-6088 to place your order. We will be adding more badges to our online program so check back often!

Q: Is it possible to make a custom center seal and what is the cost?
A: 
Custom center seals can be made for your department. There is a one time setup charge for the seal. If you purchase 25 or more badges with the seal the setup charge is waived. For orders of less than 25 badges, there will be a $350 die setup charge. Please contact us if you need assistance with custom seals.

Q: Are there price breaks available for large quantity orders?
A: Yes, price-breaks are available for large quantity orders. Please contact us via phone: 1-800-852-6088 or email us:sales@thefirestore.com for pricing. 

Q: Do you offer badges for police dogs?
A: 
K9 Tags are available and feature a 2" disc with collar attachment. Please contact us for further information.

Q: How will my badge be shipped?
A: All badges are shipped via First Class Mail unless otherwise specified.

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please call us at 1-800-852-6088 or email us at sales@thefirestore.com.