Monsieur de La Touche was a 17th Century French Master. He played in integral role in the process of standardizing fencing terms and in establishing a codified method of fencing instruction. The plate above is from his 1670 Les Vrays principes de l’espée seule… par le Sr de La Touche [French]. Touche’s 1670 treatise is now available here on the SmallswordProject.com, as are a number of other historic texts in our Study section.
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