I guess that kind of answers my question. I have always thought that most aikido weapons work had little to do with efficient use of buki.
I think I'll stick with good principle with the sword and jo done with whatever intent I see fit at the moment.
If my intent happens to be blend with the attacker and use the stick in my hand as a tool (extension of my center, etc.) and do as little harm as possible... I'll probably still call it weapons work done in an aikido manner.