AS Classic or Mountaineer

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  1. Aaron600rr

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    So AS is starting to list some AS Mountaineers. For those who have the classic and mountaineer which one would you recommend if you had to choose one?
     
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    They are very close. The mountaineer is like an elongated classic in both blade and handle. That being said I prefer the classic.
    Moving to a slightly longer blade and handle I would go for the Explorer. But them Mountaineers are nice. Get'em all!
     
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    I love the Classic, but fell in love with the Mountaineer. It is much better for folks with larger hands, just a little bit bigger makes the difference. I have had a bunch of Classics and now adore my Mountianeer.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    This is a good way to look at it. It's like the Mountaineer is a larger version of the classic. Definitely better for bigger hands.
    But don't worry my small handed brethren the Mountaineer is also very comfortable in my medium to small hands.
     
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    Cant speak.to classic, but the ergos are fantastic for my medium large hands on the mountaineer. I enjoy the extra blade length for batoning generally I go with the longest i can comfortably carry.

    I freaking love the mountaineer though. Love it. Im going to have a kydex made for it eventually, wrapped in leather.
     
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    I've owned several classics and a mountaineer. The mountaineer felt much better in my mediumish hands. I prefer the longer handle and blade.
     
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    I can't speak to the Classic, but my palms are just shy of 4" wide and the Mountaineer fits GREAT. I love the size of the blade as well. That's not to say I won't try to pick up a Woodlore-style Classic at some point in the future anyway, but I'm very happy with my Mountaineer.
     
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    I'm really pleased with my mountaineer, but I don't have a classic to compare it to
     
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    ive had 2 classic's and a mountaineer the mountaineer is by far for me the better knife I like the longer handle its a better fit for me.
     
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    Mountaineer, longer handle ( same like Explorer ) better fit for me.

    I wish they make a longer handle ( like Mountaineer/Explore ) on Classic with current design.
     

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