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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    Sounds like you can't go wrong with either.
     
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    I'll be the spoil sport. I have a Classic and it fits my hands nicely. I don't like the Mountaineer so much as the palm swell doesn't fit my hand. Probably would if it was back a bit. My suggestion is to try to find one to check the grip before ordering. (Good news is that if you don't like it you can recoup much of your investment as they hold their value.)
     
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    No spoil-sporting at all! The OP asked for opinions, and yours is as valid and descriptive as all the others. I was honestly surprised at all the Mountaineer love. I figured it'd be more balanced in preference.
     
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    They look nice. I almost bought one. What we need is some one to provide a full set of AS knives to pass around to test the grips. Cody?
    Here is an idea for AS to consider. Make up a full set of knives with a lower cost handle material. Allow prospective buyers to borrow them. Probably need a deposit posted against theft and damage.
    This would allow prospective customers to check out a given model. Seem crazy? Well if a business really wanted a customer friendly business model?
     
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    That's not a bad idea, but to take it a step further, if it's the GRIP most people are worried about, they could be mounted on scrap steel tangs and just be finished/shaped grips.
     
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