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I was looking at some of the angled magnetic knife blocks where the knife sits at an angle on the front of the block - it seems they all top out at about 8" blade length though... the planned victorinox set has a 10+" blade :(
edit now I'm a bit confused. For this knife for example:
Is the 10" length the "exposed metal section" or including the handle?
If your price range is $100-$200 I would not recommend purchasing a full knife set. Honestly, you only really need three knives in your kitchen to do everything: a Chef's Knife/Santoku, a pairing knife, and a serrated/bread knife.
The Chef's knife/Santoku is the most important knife in the kitchen, and the only knife that you really need to spend a decent amount of money on. For a chef's knife, I hands down recommend the Tojiro DP Gyuto, either 240mm or 270mm. If you're looking for an excellent quality knife that's reasonably attractive, it's probably the best on the market at that price point.
The pairing knife is far less important than the Chef's knife, but it's important that you have one in your kitchen. I'd suggest that you simply do the purchase set for a 90mm tojiro pairing knife and 240mm Gyuto for around $110.
For the serrated/bread knife, all that matters is that it's fairly long and serrated. If you want to stick with the set, you can get a Tojiro DP 210mm bread knife for around $60. If you don't care as much about the aesthetics and just want a decent bread knife, go with the Victorinox Fibrox 10.5 inch bread knife.
I have this one and it's a really nice and useful knife.
I've had amazing results with this knife for a third of the price:
I second the Amazon call! Don't forget this knife! It was by far the most versatile in my arsenal when I was a pro. Good Luck and welcome to Loudoun.