Have you looked at the Takeda ryoba deba?
Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/
Originally Posted by Timthebeaver
If you are willing to go carbon, Watanabe's Kaibou is seemingly the answer to your prayers, described by the man himself as very strong and heavy. I'm assuming you're not bothered about F&F if you are planning to beat on it.
210mm is 5.5mm at spine. Cheap too.
I have one of those, he even chiseled my name on the blade at the Eugene Oregon knife show a few years ago. Works OK but I have knives I like better for that use. One being a Carter.
Thanks for all the suggestions guys.