Recently I had a logo drawn up for me. After years of just simply signing my initials in sharpie and/or inlaying a Montana quarter, I was going to finally bite the bullet and have a custom stamp made (not like a rubber stamp, but more of an embossing imprint). The starting price on the site was around $160. Pretty steep but sure would be really cool to finally have one. After sending them my info for a quote I was taken aback by the $380 price tag for my 1 1/4” logo. That’s when decided I could settle for a custom branding iron. That would take me back around the $160 – $180 range. While shopping prices and ideas I ran across a shop that was selling vintage Japanese branding irons. Pretty fitting since I was in the middle of making a Japanses style box for a friend. At $15 a pop and $4.00 shipping + $2.50 for each additional it was well worth buying 3 to try out. Here’s what came in the mail in under two weeks from Japan to Montana!
-- PAJA - Zootown, Montana "It's the Indian, not the arrow"