So I had my Carter HG Funa for approx. a week. It has been a true pleasure cutting and chopping stuff during the week. I was told to get a 240 - I got a 230 which is fine. Must eat my previous words, 200 would have been to small ... tried one again yesterday and felt that it was tiny lol. The white steel is easy to sharpen, retains a good edge, have to figure out the best angles though ... maybe 60/40 or 70/30 ... have to experiment.
The handle suits me fine, really don't see a reason why it should be changed - as many of you guys do. Actually I like everything about the knife, no cons what so ever. Carter makes great knifes and I will buy more for sure. Not a gyuto, I have what I need - I'm fed up ... and a very happy camper