For about 4 years I've been shaping and finishing exotic scales and putting them on purchased blanks. About a year into that I added leatherworking because I couldn't find sheaths that suited me for the knives I was finishing. Now I've run into something that I just haven't seen before, called a half-tang knife. The blade on the blank below is 7" and the tang is 2 1/2". I'm interested in building with this blank, but I'm at a loss as to how I'd build the handle. Obviously the handle will need to be longer than 2 1/2", so do I take a solid block and cut a slot for this half-tang or what? I'm thinking there are likely several approaches, but I'm pretty clueless. Can you guys help? Here's a link if you want to see the blank online. Thanks for your help.