Horace A. Ford is known as the greatest target archer of all time. He first picked up a bow in 1845, and a mere four years later won the Grand National Archery Meeting held in the United Kingdom. He proceeded to win an amazing, and unmatched, eleven consecutive championships, and a twelfth “comeback” win. His high score – that of 1271 in the Double York Round in 1857 – remained archery’s high mark for over 70 years.
Although minor improvements have been made in the past 150 years in methodology, Ford’s shooting disciplines, techniques and other insights into shooting the longbow remain as the practical guide for archers. The secret to his success lies in these pages.
128 pages. Soft cover.
Almost a hundred historic bows, scores of arrows, and more than a dozen quivers from thirty-eight tribes are illustrated. Beautifully detailed full-page pen and ink drawings give dimensions, decorations, and construction details.
Hardcover, 135 pages, 8 1/2 x 11,