I arrived late at the ECG this year but I got to check out most everything that was there and a few things stuck in my mind that's worth mentioning.
Marko's gyuto - this was an incomplete (not finished completely) example he brought along but even so the blade itself was very impressive. The profile was great, the grind was great - yes great, and the surface finish was slick as can be. I was highly impressed with this knife.
HHH feather damascus/hippo handle knives (pair) - quality materials & workmanship plus a nice thin grind - stunners
Michael Rader - his gyutos were well represented but the knife that stole the show was Johnny's scimitar - WOW! I couldn't get enough of fondling this knife.
Mike Davis - there was a small slicer made from Del's damascus here. I was impressed by the quality of workmanship in the build as well as the finish applied to the damascus. Speaking of the damascus - this stuff was awesome!! I think this is the best pattern I've seen that Del produces, it speaks to my tastes.
Mike Henry - lots of Mike's handle work was seen and none disappointed...in fact all impressed. Mike's doing some very clean work.
I'm sure that there was lots more that I'm not remembering right now. The above is just what stuck in my mind.