You can fuck up any predator below 500lbs with a carbon steel European longsword and no other weapon. Wolves? EZ. Lions? No big deal. Tigers? Will be a challenge, but doable still. Bears is where I draw the line because the 4-inch fur+bodyfat armour is hard to penetrate with such a light and nimble weapon. A spear would do the job though. Reminder that cavemen killed animals the size of wolly rhinos with STICKS. Not metal-tipped, solid wooden spears, fucking sticks. And I'm to believe wandering the Indian jungle with my sword is dangerous because tigers and leopards KEK.