In most of JY comics, sword reigned the throne as the king of weapon. The glorious moment of swordsmen was *probably* depicted in SOD. In Flying Fox, however, we see how Hu Fei preferred and handled saber and he was one among the first rate fighters in his era.
In wuxia comics like The Three Swordsmen (Dao Jian Xiao) and Crazy Guy (btw, that's the name of the comic series in my country, not sure if it's also the international name ), saber fighters were depicted as better than swordsmen.
Not too sure about GL, but perhaps in his universe swordsmen were also rated as better fighters than saber users.
What do you guys think, which one do you think is a better weapon, sword or saber? Which fighter do you prefer, a swordsman or a saber fighter? Which characteristics in the skills do you like more, a sword technique or a saber technique?