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17 th – 18 th Century
Size : 2.5 cm high , 2.5 cm dia. – 1 ins high , 1 ins dia.
The advantage of the eastern archer's thumb ring over that of the European practice of using the leather covered tips of three fingers is that it improves the handling of the bow and arrow , and increases the range and steadies the flight of the arrow , very similar to the actions achieved by using a spear thrower . The closer the feathers are to the nock of the arrow the greater the distance the arrow will travel , and the steadier its path will be .
|Height||2.50 cm||(0.98 inches)|
|Width||2.50 cm||(0.98 inches)|