Tomatoes are notoriously difficult to slice, but not for the Shun Classic 6 inch serrated utility knife. The thin skin of a tomato is surprisingly tough, yet the delicate flesh inside will tear to pieces if you exert too much pressure and use a dull knife. The secret to perfectly slicing a tomato is incredible sharpness plus serrations to work through the skin. The Shun knife has both. It's also great for removing stems from fruits and veggies.