Talk:Model 1913 Cavalry Saber

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Military history (Rated Start-Class)
MILHIST This article is within the scope of the Military history WikiProject. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks. To use this banner, please see the full instructions.
Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the quality assessment scale.

Inspired by French Napoleonic sabers?[edit]

Patton may have been inspired by French sabers, but the US 1913 saber bears a striking resemblance to the British 1912 pattern. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.212.80.149 (talk) 22:52, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

KJ Parker as source[edit]

Why on earth is KJ Parker --- a pseudonymous author of fantasy fiction, not a historian or recognized expert --- cited? His (?) claims in the cited article are demonstrably incorrect with regard to such easily checked matters as the Mauserwerke suit against the US government over patent infrignements, and the Polish use of sabers against German tanks in 1939, so why are his claims about swords given any weight?

I assume his essay is referenced because of the paucity of other sources in this article. And he's not the first, nor the hundredth, to refer to the romantic myth of the Polish Charge at Krojanty using sabers and lances against German tanks. Geoffrey.landis (talk) 19:07, 20 April 2015 (UTC)