Category Archives: Art

Monsieur de La Touche

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 … Continue reading

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Hope’s New Method, 1701

Courtesy of the Linacre School of Defense.  You can view Hope’s 1707  treatise on their site, or download a free epub version here.

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Angelo’s Plate XV, “Escrime,” in Encyclopédie

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The Art of Fencing, 1730

This gallery contains 25 photos.

The Art of Fencing, 1730. The Art of Fencing Represented in Proper Figures, Exhibiting the Several Passes, Encloses, Disarms, and c. Sold by John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.  

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Angelo’s Demi Volte

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