They're made by hand; its not so surprising they vary in size.
I would suggest against the Ebony, especially for the listed reason. The knife is balanced fantastically, and IMO has no need to have unnecessary weight added... it's light weight is one of its attributes.
Buy both on credit, look at them side by side in hand, and return the one you don't want. Mark's quick with the cc credits. We can talk till we're blue in the face, but you'll never know how they feel in your hand until they're in your hand. Then you can choose and return the other one. More so, you'll never know if you like how they cut, until you cut with them. Have you considered buying them both & then trading one? If you really want to find that true dream knife, the one that feels & cuts like a dream in your own unique hand - not just looks like one in a picture or sounds like one from consensus... buy em both. Then you'll really know which you prefer, and then you can trade the other one around trying other knives that could show you something you could never imagine.
We all are unique. We all have our own styles... nuances.. eccentricities. Some of us are big, some of us are small. Some of us like tall knives, some of us HATE
tall knives (had to vent
). If you can't afford it now, buy them both & return the one you don't like. Then you can save up for the other one to really know which you prefer. Then you can always have one knife floating around on trade... searching for the dream. That's why I lobbied with Mark to start the Classified Forum here when we started this whole thing up. I have been a professional Chef for 23 years, and I have used a lot of friggin knives. I have my favorites, but I still recognize there may be a better fit out there. You would never know there was something that fit you better until you used it. Its a very common thing amongst us to be trading knives around looking for that something you never knew existed. Looking at pictures & reading the rhetoric only goes so far.
Good luck with your 270.
Either way you go, the HD2 steel is just phenomenal, and though I recommend the Gyuto for you first - the Funayuki is an awesome knife, as well. Either way, you'll have an awesome tool. Hopefully, you can find a way to get them both so as to learn which tool is most effective when wielded by you.