I'm not a knife maker, so if I'm not supposed to be in this forum feel free to erase the thread. I bought 3 Mora carbon steel blanks that I was hoping to put birch bark handles on. When I received them, I realized that the tangs were too short (I know, major brain fart on my part) to be able to peen them. Is it feasible to weld extensions to the tangs so this could be done? I have a friend who's been a welder his whole life so I'm hoping if it can be done he could do it. Would it require any special steel? Would it potentially ruin the heat treat? My second alternative is to make some sort of wooden handle, but I'd much rather do the birch bark if it's possible. Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.