Red Oak test burn boards show some brand styles we have made.
Backer plate and handle welded and finished with four coats of paint or powder coated in various colors.
Face of one of our standard letter irons. Each is ground to a smooth finish which produces the best impression.
A custom lettered iron with two initials prior to final burn test and finishing
Reverse of custom brand illustrates the quality of our construct technique
We make custom and personalized branding irons like our "S" and other items made of quality steel. Most single letters or symbols can be made in any size up to 12 inches square. Our products are great for use in the home by the fireplace or in the garden as ornamental decorations. The irons can also be used to burn a mark in wooden objects or on a name board for your home.
Each project or item is handcrafted to strict specifications and quality standards. Hand-bent, out of high quality, 1/8" to 3/16" American Steel and welded by experienced craftsman. Your personalized brand will be a work of art. As illustrated below, we test fire all of our brands for a quality flat branding impression before we finish it. We use a high temp black coating that protects the brand from rust and corrosion. We use 3/4 inch solid red oak boards to test our various deigns. All of our custom designs are delivered at extra cost to the customer with the test burned board, signed by the artisan who made the iron. A hand-forged hook or cradle can also be added to the board.
Standard, in-stock designs are shipped without a burn board. However, you can make your own at home if you like. You will probably have to repaint the branding iron, after firing, if you want it to look brand new. Otherwise just dip it in some motor oil while it is still hot and a nice dark patina forms on the heated area. It will take a week or two to "cure" the oil bath. If it seeps after that, dry with mineral spirits.
Average Cost for a simple block letter brand (2 letters- 3"-5" tall) branding iron ,a nice handle and a burn test board would be about $275 plus $45 shipping to lower 48 states. It takes about 2-3 weeks to make and ship. Send us a scanned drawing of your idea and you will get an exact price to produce.We can make anything you can draw. There are plenty of two letter combos to consider. Each letter or shape is about $95 each to produce. A three letter brand would cost about $375 plus $45 shipping, etc. At extra cost you can also upgrade the standard handle. We have many shapes,sizes and designs to choose from. Note that intricate letter designs may also add to the average letter cost.
"GA" branding iron face and test burn board. Branding iron is made of 1 inch x 3/16 inch solid steel flat stock, hand bent
This sample is an example of one of our top end handles. It has a texas star top with two bird cage with twisted square stock. The branding iron weighs in at about 8 pounds.
This photo shows what handle top options such as the texas star, heart shaped, or a fancy finial that the client can choose from.
This special wedding gift branding iron was ordered with a custom box with the brand burned into the lid as well as the test burn board and holder.
This is a sample of the choices we provide for our upgraded brands. Shown are handle and topper samples with a western theme
This large brand looks like a longhorn face is about 9" wide at the top. The handle is also our longhorn style with the upgraded hammered 1/2" square stock.
Branding Iron layout prior to welding and finishing
Custom Branding Iron with the test burn-in board. The sanded, red oak board can be used to hang or display the decorative iron from its handle. This special branding iron has a 30 inch handle.
Custom Branding Iron incorporates a circle and two letters. This one was painted with hammered black rust proof paint. It is for display only at this point.
sampler of branding Irons and their test burn oak boards.
Test firing of the finished branding iron is done until the iron is red hot. Then we burn the impression into a solid 3/4 inch red oak board to make sure the face is flat.
Three letter brand with fancy handle
DISCLAIMER - PLEASE NOTE: The Branding Irons we make are primarily designed for ornamental or decorating purposes only. We don't advise or customers to use our products for any other purpose other than stated. Wisconsin Iron Works cannot be held liable for misuse of the products we make. This especially applies for purposes that may harm and injure humans, animals or other living beings. Responsible and safe use of our products must be practiced by the customer.