MAD DOG CUSTOM KNIFE, CERAMIC, RARE, AMBIDEXTROUS NECK SHEATH
Item History and Pricing
MAD DOG CERAMIC KNIFE NON MAGNETIC KNIFE AND SHEATH
3” X 1/4” BLADE, 7 3/4” OVERALL LENGTH, HANDLE IS HEAT SHRINK TUBING, BLACK KYDEX NECK SHEATH
Appears as new. Unused by me.
Mad Dog Knives was a custom knifemaking facility headed by Kevin McClung, a former Senior Materials Sc...ientist at the American Rocket Company, Mad Dog Knives is based in Prescott, Arizona. Mad Dog Knives made the fixed-blade knife known as the ATAK, used by Naval Special Warfare Groups 1 and 2 after the "SEAL Trials" of 1992. Mad Dog Knives are typically made from selectively tempered, hand ground O1 Tool Steel with a hardchrome plating to protect the blade.
Materials and design
Mad Dog Knives makes tactical fixed-blade knives, originally using Starrett 496-O1 high carbon tool steel and later switching to Precision Marshall Presco American Made 01, which is given a proprietary heat treatment. This process includes hardening, stress relieving, and selectively tempering the blade. As a result, the blades have an edge hardness of 62-63 on the Rockwell C scale whereas the tip, spine, and tang have a Rockwell hardness of 50-54. This heat treatment was devised to develop phenomenal edge retention while preventing tip breakage and maintaining a degree of flexibility on the softer spine to improve the toughness of the knife. The blades are coated with a layer of hard chrome as a method of abrasion and corrosion resistance.
Mad Dog Knives utilizes a proprietary glass/epoxy composite material for the handle material of its knives. This material can withstand long term heat in excess of 149 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit), a tractive force of 79,000 psi, current of 1,000 volts per mil (0.001") of thickness and is impervious to salt water, diesel oil, benzine and other caustic/corrosive fluids. Mad Dog Knives utilizes Kydex 100 ® as a sheath material. 
Mad Dog Knives has made ceramic MIRAGE X blades and blades from other non-metallic materials for EOD and other military usage. These knives are not available for sale to the general public.===================================================
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