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Canne de combat is a French martial art. As weapon, it uses a cane or canne (a kind of walking-stick) designed for fighting. Canne de combat was standardized in the 1970s for sporting competition by Maurice Sarry. The canne is very light, made of chestnut wood and slightly tapered. A padded suit and a fencing mask are worn for protection.

15 Old Photographs That Prove The World Used to Be Insane -- Canne de Combat -- a form of martial arts for the discerning century cane wielding Parisian gentleman.

Canne de combat - Victorian self defense materials for the cane wielding gentleman.

Canne de combat - Victorian self defense materials for the cane wielding gentleman. Maybe showing this to Chris he will want to dress up with me.

A 19th Century festival brought Victorian fashions and martial arts to Park Slope. Here, a demonstration of bartitsu, the 19th century martial art practiced by Sherlock Holmes. PHOTO CREDIT: Babette Daniels

A Century festival brought Victorian fashions and martial arts to Park Slope. Here, a demonstration of bartitsu, the century martial art practiced by Sherlock Holmes.