Using the whole, "if my son was a soldier what knife would i want him to have" blah blah blah, i would appreciate a little more robust design and would be willing to sacrifice a couple of ounces for additional strength. I'd rather have a slightly heavier tool that works than a lighter one that is broken. I have read enough comments in various youtube reviews from former military guys who have complained about breaking their Military knives to make doubt its moniker.
I don't think the Military is really that apt a name in 2017. Today, "military" evokes quarter-inch thick striped blades, you-break-it-we-replace-it warranties, and big, heavy Integral locks.
But back when the Military was designed and named, folding knives were expected to cut, fixed blades (bayonets and Ka-bars) were expected to stab and pry, and guns expected to dispatch enemy combatants. And so it was designed to those needs. A knife that could cut, cut nearly anything, and cut well, for a long time; to have a lock that works reliably and won't get fouled up when conditions are dirty; to be easy to deploy and close while wearing gloves; and to be light and skinny to carry as not to add to the incredible amount of weight that our armed forces are expected to carry.
I think that the Military meets all those needs very well, and continues to do 21 years later since its introduction. I don't think there's that many knives that are still indisputably king two decades after their initial release. (And yet, virtually unchanged!)
To me, my Military is an apt onion-slicer, an excellent sandwich-splitter, and an impeccable box-dispatching tool.
If Sal had asked me what to name the Military, it'd have been called the Super-Slicer 3000