Busted. Don't I feel foolish! I never looked at the name of the original author...only read the text. No wonder the experience was similar. I forgot I'd written that back in March. It did however, jog my memory: I tried the deployment clasp on the Khaki King with a couple of straps...first a custom one that was 20mm throughout. Next, I tried it on a tapered 20/16 Bison strap. Neither felt right so I went back to the regular clasp. For what it's worth, I still wear the Marine Original on the deployment. Kudos to you for your keen awareness. T'was better than mine.