This thread is for real world swords and other bladed weapons of all eras drawn in Gunbucket Scale.
The much-maligned Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre. At least according to many modern sources. Contemporary writers liked it quite well. Interestingly enough most of the negative claims are from after Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe got his 1796 Heavy Cavalry sword.
“Close” only counts with horseshoes, hand grenades, and tactical nuclear weapons.
That which does not kill me has made a grave tactical error
Source Materiel is always welcome.