I recently bought a 9" (23cm) Wusthof Classic 4150 bread knife to replace my old cheapie Ginsu that I got free at the home show years ago. Don't use it for much but bagels and an occasional loaf of La Brea Bakery bread, but in my estimation it's a great knife, very sharp, looks great, easy to control. Not sure about how easy resharpening is as I haven't had to do that and doubt I will for a long time. The Wusthof bread knife comes in 8", 9", and 10" versions. I found this one on Ebay, new in box, for $46.65 with shipping.