Good Eats - American Slicer pt.1
Good Eats - American Slicer pt. 2
I can tell you this from experience, after getting a new knife you may not realize how dull your previous knife really was so start slow. Try to speed up and get too fancy and you may have a hard time the next time you're hitchhiking or trying to hail a cab. OUCH!
My two favorite knives, 6" Chef's knife and 7" Santoku.