Balling, thanks for making my point.
Mad Dogs are either dearly loved or vehemently hated...and we just heard from the hate camp.
The MD situation reminds me of other products which fall into this catagory, like the 1911, AR15, 9mm vs. .45, etc.
Take the 1911, either you love it or you HATE it...there is very little in between. However, my experience has shown that the products with the largest support and opposition... usually turn out to be the BEST products.
The cool thing is to each his own. The knife, gun, etc. that you carry will be the one you trust your life to, if you are confident in it than more power to you... if you have tried Mad Dogs and don't like them, then that is cool because they didn't meet your needs and that is the whole idea. And better yet you can sell them to me.
Now to those that bad mouth a product, like MD, and have never owned or handled one...your opinion doesn't account for much.