A knife with a hollow handle is a broken knife in the bush. Ya need a real tang into the handle. IMHO.
>> “ Ya need a real tang into the handle. IMHO” <<
Most of those knives are made from solid billets, and are strong enough to use as crowbars.
Before the whole Rambo craze, I had a guy who lived in my neighborhood who was a knife maker. His survival knife was a 10” pipe that he had heated and hammered 1/2 of the knife into a blade and then welded on a guard.
Ugly thing and heavy but it worked though.
Unless it is a Glock, which is sometimes called a crow bar that is a knife.
But aside from trivia, your point is correct, a knife needs to be checked for a full tang.
Note that is an issue not even related to the handle per se.
Poor guy. Reeve knives are not cheap. Probably cost him at least $400. That's where they were last time I priced them.