Thanks for update, Jan! And you're right, a little competition never hurts the consumer!
I do like how the WEBS wood (birch?) needles are color-coded, too! Signature Needles do the same thing. Plus, the size is stamped on the stalk.
I prefer the black cords on the WEBS set, but that's really a small issue.
If these two sets really are made in the same facility....same country of origin, same manufacturer....it's really a back-stabbing business tactic....right into KnitPicks back!...but ya never know, maybe there was an agreement of exclusive rights for just "X" amount of years, then becoming open to other companies but under different names and minor cosmetic differences.