Wartstein wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:42 am
Bloke wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:24 pm
I think the fine splinter probe tip is one of the most desirable features of the Military and certainly durable enough for my need.
Agreed, a fine tip can be a good feature, but what's the point / advantage in making the rest of the blade that thick and sturdy then?
I think this question answers itself!
I use the tip a lot for drilling in wood fence posts to start lag screws and to make clean round holes in plastic. The Mili works great for this. At the same time the blade is long enough for most any cutting chore that does not need a chef's knife, the thickish (4 mm is not really that thick at the spine) provides overall blade strength, while the full flat grind to a thinnish edge makes it a great cutter.
This is one of, if not the best blades I have ever used as an all-purpose blade. Acute tip, strong blade, sufficient length, good cutting geometry.
As to the O.P.s original question, the only tip I have broken was when I dropped my PM1 on a hardwood floor and it "stuck" the landing. Better than in my foot! Just lucky I guess, because I have had many opportunities to drop my knives on concrete floors or rocks, and so far haven't.
I like the rounder points on the D4, E4, and GB1/2, but still prefer the Mili or PM2 most of the time.