Wow, you have my knife. I have the red handled "9". It is a great all round knife, but the knife I use more is the mini-paring knife(flamingo handle). I do salads and cold prep. The mini-parer is always in my pocket. I am thinking of adding the Bread knife. I don't want to sound like an ad, but I have been happy with the "9" and thinking of selling my 8" Shun, although I like the feel of the Shun. How many knives do I need anyway? Wait I'm asking the wrong people.