The ultimate in sharpness. Ceramic knives have really taken off in the last year as the prices have come down and the word of mouth has grown. It may also have helped that the Kyocera knife set made that famous favorite things list on a well known talk show. You will be amazed at how they slice through tomatoes effortlessly and allow for precise thin slicing of everything.
My experience is that the knives will stay sharp for years with regular home use. The good news is that Kyocera will sharpen them for you. The sharpening program is easy and free except for postage.