I noticed recently while browsing through some Toyama options online, that there were offered knives of the same configuration and nearly identical specs (size, weight, steel, handle), but with different prices and kanji/labels. I gather that Syuuji may be the standard Toyama “brand” while “Noborikoi” is a separate vendor’s line. My question is: what is the real difference? I understand some vendors are able to communicate certain specifications and/or quality expectations to makers. Is that generally true, as in- do some vendors earn a right to add their brands on the maker’s knife? Any insight here would be much appreciated!