What sort of realistic sword wounds could a man survive? Assuming a scene where a sword is pushed out (thrown?) at a pretty high velocity and a person is impaled... I guess the force I'm thinking of would be similar to a sword being dropped from twenty feet straight down onto the ground (the man being the ground)... As for sword thickness and type, I'm thinking of a B*stard sword, the kind with longer handles to allow for two-handed swinging, as opposed to a rapier or some thin variety.. so it's like a long sword basically, medieval?
Would a person be guaranteed to die from a stomach wound? What about a chest wound?