If one of my characters were to train with a sword using zucchini for point practice (i.e. fastening it to a wall and lunging at it), how accurate would that be to attacking a human? I apologize for not making the question very clear - I've never been good at explaining things.
Basically, I'm just wondering if the thickness/consistency of the skin is at all comparable to human flesh, or if there's some other obscure vegetable/fruit that might serve as a better model.
So far, I've Googled "human zucchini skin comparison" and "human zucchini skin thickness," and I've found one site that suggests vegetables were used as a substitute for human skin, but nothing specific.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
ETA: Thank you all for your answers! I think I will reconsider how my character trains, and use dead carcasses instead of vegetables. I was hoping for a zucchini, but perhaps I'll fit that in elsewhere. Thanks again! :)