Never tried a military so far, only pm2 's, but never one with this steel and handle combination. I found out a little about how different G10 or other materials could feel, and more and more about different steels, what is quite interesting. At first, the pm2 seemed to be a big knife, but after some time it felt just right. So good, I could imagine to give its bigger brother a try now. Hard to read what you had through with your military, and impressive what you did, till it became the knife which it is right now!