Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
It is not my period, I know there is some 19th century polish sabre manuals around, and i have seen Napoleonic area and 1900 sabre manual.
Hutton is a good place to start but really they all do compare poorly with any backsword, Messer or long sword manuals.
Sabre in occident was no a weapon that was being taught as such until
the Napoleonic area.
Poland and Hungary are probably the exception to that and of course
in Turkish or Moguls influenced region that is a different story
Compared to backsword/spadon/cut and thrust whatever you want to call the sabre is a mono dimensional weapon just like any rapier after 1650.
What i am trying to get at is that if the story takes place in the 17-18th century using backsword/spadaon/epee manuals is not too far fetched or far from what happened