Some of you may recall that Maxpedition launched the new knife line at SHOT Show in January, touching off a dispute between Maxpedition owner Tim Tang and Kevin McClung, who makes Mad Dog Knives.
Tang’s knives come in three sizes and come in a variety of blade styles. They feature hard chrome plated, D2 tool steel blades with full-tang construction.
They also look a lot like McClung’s expensive Mad Dog Knives and sheaths.
McClung argued that Tang “ripped off” his sheath designs, as well as many of “trademarked and copyrighted” design features on the knives.
Tang admits his knives are very similar to McClung’s but said he took steps to ensure they were different enough to avoid any legal problems.
Most Mad Dog Knives range between $700 and $1,300 each. Tang’s knives will run you between $100 and $120 each.
Anyway, here’s the new video on Maxpedition’s fixed blade knives.