Latch Project – Custom Handmade Tattoo Machine Hardcore Irons Pirate Packer
This is NOT unusual around here… at Hardcore Irons we make Handmade, Custom Tattoo Machines Made in Switzerland.
Welcome to the „Latch Project“, a really unique, one of a kind tattoo machine.
This door latch is from the 40‘s, handmade from raw steel, cut and welded by hand.
My job was to repurpose this latch and hand wrench (70‘s) into a kick ass „Hardcore Iron“…
The hardest part of this project was getting the old paint off, filing, wire wheel and sandblasting was needed, two coats of lead based paint over 80 years old.
Next up was welding the wrench to the latch keeping the geometry perfect, what a fantastic match… more filing, sanding and sandblasting looking for small details and sharp edges.
Once the frame and springdeck were in place I welded on the „Latch“ , locked forever, permanently in position.
Final sandblasting and then off to get powder coated…
New York Black finish came out really sweet keeping it vintage.
10 wrap coils round out this whole „Latch Project“
Hardcore Irons Tattoo Machine Company loves to produce quality tattoo machines, each one handmade with manual machining and good old handwork. Each machine is built from scratch, we cut each sideplate and do all the filing by hand. The tattoo frame hardware and handmade coils are made from premium materials, Brass, Iron, Copper and lots of love. Every machine built by Hardcore Irons has over 10 hours of craftmanship built into them, none being exactly identical.
Tattoo Machine Builders
Dave Holm and Mario Rottweiler have a passion for building perfectly functioning coil tattoo machines, we are proud of the tattooing machines that we put in the hands of professional tattoo artists who many we call our close friends and colleagues. When you buy a machine from us you can rest easy being assured that when it`s time to get down and tattoo that our craftmanship has you backed up.
Another “Pirate Packer” from Hardcore Irons – Custom tattoo machines specifically built and designed for Packing Color & Black
The Hardcore Tattoo Machine Company loves Classic Tattoo Frames that work well. Using premium, 5mm thick, low carbon steel we design the frame from imagination or a pre existing design and include the best geometry possible to ensure you get a great Iron in your hands.
Once the pieces are cut we braze them together with Brass and then they hit the grinding wheels and filed by hand to perfection.
At Hardcore Irons, we try to repurpose all the scrap metal in our workshop to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Thanks for helping us save the world one small step at a time.
Tried & Tested.
Unique, one of a kind custom tattoo machines made by hand.
- Metal materials; Steel, Iron, Brass
- Weight: 275g
- Built specifically for Solid Color & Black
- 10 Wrap Coils – Pure Iron Cores – Handmade
- Solid Steel Bottom Plate with Drop-down
- Custom Contact Screw
- Powder Coated Protection
Guaranteed to work 100 years with proper maintenance!
👉👉👉 Guaranteed 100+ Years with proper Maintenance & Care👍
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