Re: straight bokken vs. jigenryu style
I think it is the tip. I thought I first learned about that through FischerWoodworks many years ago. I recently visited their website but couldn't find much info on jigen ryu. I then went to the Sei do Kai website and they had some info on jigen ryu type bokken. Hope this is of some help. The jigen ryu bokken I have is not heavy or light but of a medium weight.