We also offer mini brands which are manufactured from the approved brand artwork. The mini-brands are used hot to mark boots, hats, saddles, chaps, furniture and any other wood or leather surface desired. They also make the most functional steak brands you can find anywhere period.
The Mini-Brands from Pittsburg Foundry are cast from the same copper alloy as our freeze brands. They are typically constructed in about a 1" over all thickness. Because of the type of material and the mass of the construction you will find that the brands have a surprising ability to retain heat and to distribute heat uniformly across the face of the brand for a uniform and clear mark. We even do what we call a "micro" brand which is normally 1/2 the size of a mini brand. Copper alloys are an absolute necessity for freeze branding, but they are a real luxury for use as a hot brand.
Size & Costs
The brand will be between 1" and 2" tall depending on the end user's wishes and the amount of detail in the brand. These little brands generally have a 1/8" face width. Most Mini-Brands are $45 if ordered alone or $35 if ordered in conjunction with a full size brand. All mini-brands include a steel handle.