It is not a valid comparison in the sense they're totally different designs, it's just a comparison in the sense of how useful two knives of similar size are. To me, OTF autos are pretty much single-purpose knives. I think they're interesting and cool and all that, but they're just not as useful as a strong locking folder. So what I meant was if you are going to carry a good knife and you want to pick one that is broadly useful, not only as a self-defense tool like an OTF auto, and which is nearly as fast to deploy, then I think the Military is a great option. Great balance, many choices of steels, big aftermarket selection of handles, a strong lock that makes the knife very easy to open and close one handed, and a thicker and stronger blade than most OTFs. My autos stay in the drawer but I EDC a Military. In the back pocket of my suit! If I derailed the topic I apologize. I was just trying to suggest a more useful alternative to Garza, and I think he was ok with it.