Re: Period Target faces
- Lady Ayesha of the Flowing Sands wrote:
> When you find the picture, please let me know. I have been searching for itThere is a picture (in black and white) of it from the Lutrell Psalter in
>for a while now and have been unable to find it.
Robert Hardy's _Longbow_, but it does not show the entire face. Enough,
though, to show that it is pretty much like the period division IKAC
target. There are two center rings; the center-most likely the wooden
"plug" holding the target face to the butt. The IKAC target symbolizes the
plug with the yellow center and the green ring, the next ring in the
Lutrell Psalter. The white area of the IKAC target seems to be the rest of
Of course, as James Cunningham has already pointed out, the dimensions of
the rings of the period division target come from the FITA 60 cm target due
to ready availability of the latter and the desire to standardize across
Oh! The butt behind the archers is clearly shown on the dustjacket of
Hardy's book. The target is shown as a white ring (roughly equivalent to
the green IKAC ring) on a brown background. It is as if the ring is
chalked (or painted) directly on the smooth front face of the butt.
- James of the Lake,
Thank you for that information. I have added it to my archery files and
will make it available to anyone who wants it.