All lies about historical fencing die with this picture.
Fencing practiced together with boxe francaise, sabre wooden model fencing, canne de combat and with additional weight at the end of the stick.
Yes Canne de combat was and is the basis for all types of practical fencing.
All of the groups who want to change history facts "in the name of money" please stop your efforts. There is too much evidence waiting here, there and everywhere :) ...