As my time in America draws to a close, I have gone on a craze of buying, and among some of my purchases, a 8 1/2" Shun Yanagiba. I have to say, I use this way more than my Henckels 8" chefs, and Henckels santuko. I use it for slicing, dicing, and just about everything. The knife is amazingly sharp, and glides through anything! When I return to Italy, this is DEFINATELY going to be drooled on by my friends. Does anyone else own one of these?