This led to the construction of a kind of double tab for each finger. It is made of a single piece of thin leather of the shape shown in Fig. II., the flap A being bent down forwards at the dotted line, and passed through the slit B , the straps C C are sewn together to fit the second joint of the finger, as shown in Fig. III.
A similar form could, of course, be made without the double flap, but it would not be quite so pliable, as it would need to be of thicker leather; or a second flap could be sewn on, but sewing has a way of coming undone at inconvenient times. The advantages that I have found in this arrangement are:—
- The tips never come off in shooting, or slip in the least degree if properly fitted.
- They are much the most comfortable, and, as they do not confine or pinch the tips of the fingers, I have never suffered from sore fingers since using them.
- From their great pliability, they allow of the string being drawn with hardly any bending of the fingers, except at the first joint, and consequently give a very easy loose. They do not entirely get over the second finger difficulty, but I have found it a good thing to have the second tip rather thicker than the other two, or to make it with a treble flap.
I may perhaps mention that I have given the pattern to Mr. Buchanan, who makes them for me of beautifully fine leather.