Mace Brand Products
When you think of defensive sprays, you probably think of Mace. If you are like most people, you think of a debilitating spray that repels attackers with ease. That’s because the Mace brand is synonymous with non-lethal self-defense sprays.
The brand is so popular and well-known that it has become a generic name for defense sprays. Yet the ubiquitous nature of the name does not retract from the quality Mace is known for. Mace brand products are as good today as they have ever been.
So where did Mace come from? Mace is a trademark owned by Mace Security International. The chemical we know as Mace was developed by a man named Alan Litman in 1965. Litman’s company, General Ordnance Equipment Corporation (GOEC) sold Chemical Mace at retail until 1987, when it was acquired by Smith & Wesson. Jon Goodrich eventually acquired the trademark and Smith & Wesson’s Lake Erie Chemical division, which he then renamed Mace Security International.
Despite decades of development within the non-lethal self-defense industry, little about Mace has changed in its 53 years. It is still one of the most potent non-lethal self-defense products on the market, capable of frightening away attackers just by showing them a bottle or dispenser with the Mace name on it.