Devin and I first started talking about this a year ago and now we're only 60 days out from our 10th year anniversary for CKTG (August 15th).
I'm going to post updates to this thread as I get them. Here is what is going on presently. The plan is for 20 Damascus 240 gyutos in the ITK profile. We are going to do a wide variety of looks with these knives. I have purchased and shipped all wood blocks to him which I hand selected from a big pile I got from Burl Source. I seem to remember curly koa, amboynia burl, spalted maple and redwood etc going out to him.
Devin is going to do many different combinations of damascus patterns with different core steel. I basically gave him free reign over what he wanted to do. I don't usually try and micro manage guys I consider artists and Devin is an artist.
I'll be gently bugging him every week for updates and I'll post them here as the knives start to come together. He wrote me today that the handles are about 80% done and the Damascus is about 40% done. A good start I think.
Please feel free to ask me lots of questions and poke me about updates. I can't wait for these to arrive and I'm taking the best one for myself.