OK, a couple questions...
1) Have the major publications been notified of Mel's passing? Do they want to borrow knives to photograph?
2) Is anyone thinking of putting together a collection of "Sorg on Knives?" His 124 posts here and his private emails? An editied selection of them might be interesting and with fotos could even be a fund raiser for his folks....I personally would buy it, even if just photcopied. I have a nice email he sent me about his start in knifemaking, his academic career and interests, etc.... would be happy to contribute that and lend my two Sorg knives to any kind of publication project that would benefit his family.