What is the lethality of a sword(saber, particularly)?
I’m writing a story right now and in it someone is stabbed, very briefly, with a saber. Think like a marine’s saber. It goes in enough so four or five inches is sticking out the back of the person, then it is withdrawn. Is it possible for someone to survive such a wound? Like, if it misses the organs. If it’s not possible with a saber but with another sword I’d gladly change the type of sword in question.
If medicine isn’t the best place for this(it’s an odd question and I’d think somebody here would be knowledgeable about human anatomy enough to know this) where would be a better place? I mean, it is an odd question.