I've had this knife for years, and use it exclusively for slicing bread and tomatoes. Serrated blades are ideal for slicing tomatoes and bread, but are hard to sharpen. A ceramic blade solves this problem, but they're a little fragile, and can break if used improperly. This knife works so well that any serious cook will appreciate the sense in having one reserved for delicate slicing jobs. I've given a few of them as housewarming gifts, and my friend Gina's mother-in-law was so enamored of the one in Gina's kitchen she asked for one, and Gina asked me where I got it. Get the Kyocera 7-Inch Serrated Slicing Knife for $63 with free shipping at amazon.com.