TOPS has just released the Frog Market Special XL, the plus-sized follow-up to the original FMS. The company’s last release, the El Chete, emphasized chopping muscle, but the FMS XL is all about slicing and dicing. It may be hard to imagine a TOPS knife living in the kitchen, but both FMS models are designed for efficient food prep.
The FMS XL, like its smaller predecessor, was inspired by a Vietnamese design. According to the company, while on a journey to Vietnam, designer Steven Dick saw butchers and fishmongers preparing their goods with a knife pattern that was totally new to him. Dick observed how the unusual, sweeping blades made quick work of food slicing tasks. These knives informed the original FMS’ big-bellied blade, and the new FMS XL kicks up the blade length by nearly two inches.
Continue reading on Knife News
Photo courtesy of Knife News
If you enjoyed this article, please consider supporting our Veteran Editorial by becoming a SOFREP subscriber. Click here to get 3 months of full ad-free access for only $1