You can sign up for alerts at DLT and other dealers that carry their line. Sometimes, word gets out that a new batch is under way but that's catch as catch can afaik.
Here is a funny one, Blues: a couple of weeks ago, when the KC 20CV version was released, I went in to order one. Took me ~5min or so, and when I finally pushed the order button, no order confirmation and I was told that they had less inventory than the 1 knife I ordered. Today I get an email that it was shipped. Feels like Christmas
I'm not sure I could pay that much for a knife with grivory. I why the switch from G10? I feel like grivory is less durable over time, but maybe I am mistaken?
They didn't switch from G-10. They are offering some of the knives with grivory at a reduced price relative to the ones with G-10 and titanium. The grivory handled ones were, (if I recall correctly), $350, the G-10 $425 and titanium handled $625.
John Demko feels that the grivory are plenty tough, but since they are formed in advance to the specs of the knife and don't require machining on his part, he saves time and effort which is passed along to the customer.
Choices...it's a good thing for those who want options.
Testing of CPM-MagnaCut
I ran the steel through my battery of tests, of course, though steel was also sent to several knifemakers for testing, including Phil Wilson, Shawn Houston, Devin Thomas, Darrin Thomas, Big Chris, Matthew Gregory, and Andrew Demko. These knifemakers were selected because they have experience with other high alloy steels and with testing of their knives. Darrin shared some steel with Chad Nell and Jared Oeser.