Targemaker  Targes
Established 1988
THE TARGE (AN TARGAID)
(Scottish Shield)
In JACOBITE times, targes were the highlanders  main means of defence in battle. A targe was a circular shield about 19" in diameter, with the front covered in tough hide, and the back in deerskin or cowhide.        The front was decorated with brass or silver studs and plates which occasionally had cut-outs, backed with red cloth (traditionally a piece of red-coat s uniform). The leather was usually tooled in Celtic type patterns etc. Some targes had a lethal spike screwed into the central boss.
In 1745, William Lindsay, a wright from Perth made targes for
Bonnie Prince Charlie s army.
Now, many years later, another Lindsay is making similar targes only 8 miles from Culloden, where many were last used in battle.

JOE LINDSAY, The Targemaker handcrafts high quality reproductions of original targes in his small workshop at North Kessock near Inverness in the highlands of Scotland.
Each targe is boxed (with a short "history" ticket enclosed) and may be obtained by mail order, direct from the workshop, or from selected outlets.
Targemaker targes are collector's pieces which are now found throughout the world.
THE KEPPOCH TARGE

This targe is based on an original which is reputed to have belonged to Chief Alasdair Macdonell of Keppoch at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, where he was mortally wounded.

It is now in the National Museum in Edinburgh.
The Targemaker
Click any picture to enlarge and see details
GORDON   260
CAMERON  240
CULLODEN  240
DRUMOSSIE   240
FRASER  240
GRAHAM  240
GRANT  240
CLANRANALD  210
ISLES  240
CAMPBELL of  Lorn  240
MACKAY  240
MACKENZIE  240
PERTH  240
STEWART  240
ST.MARTINS  240
STRATHDON  240
FIGHTING  130
BACK OF TARGE
SMALL "1/2" TARGES
(Approx 290mm dia)
These may be bought as "1/2 size" reproductions with small handles and arm-straps, or as "bucklers" with  one strong central handle on back.
SIMPLE
SPECIAL "C"
SPECIAL "I"
SPECIAL "P"
"rep" back
"buckler" back
                 Prices for "1/2" targes -

"Simple" with "rep" back                 50
"Simple" with "Buckler" back        52
"Special" with "rep" back                90
"Special" with "Buckler" back       95
POST & PACKING CHARGES
FULL TARGE
"1/2" TARGE
Great Britain
Rep. of Ireland
Europe
U.S.A. & Canada
Far East & Australasia
Rest of World
12 per targe
23 per targe
45 per targe
55 per targe
70 per targe
75 per targe
  7 per targe
10 per targe
15 per targe
18 per targe
23 per targe
25 per targe
***** You may also have to pay your own country s import duties****
PLEASE NOTE
HOW TO BUY
YOU CAN NOW BUY SECURELY ON LINE WITH PayPal
(whether you have a PayPal account or not)
FOR DETAILS e-mail
joe@targemaker.co.uk
You can, of course still pay by cash,    or by cheque ( British only ) -
Payble to ----  
J.F.LINDSAY
This would save you the Paypal fee
Joe Lindsay
Targemaker
Main Street
North Kessock
Inverness       IV1 3XN
Scotland
Telephone       (+44) (0) 1463 731 577
e-mail
web
joe@targemaker.co.uk
www.targemaker.co.uk
I HAVE NOW CREATED A SMALL RANGE OF "SIMPLIFIED" VERSIONS OF SOME OF MY TARGES, BY OMITTING THE LEATHER EMBOSSING.
THIS GREATLY REDUCES THE TIME IT TAKES TO MAKE THEM AND THEREFORE ALLOWS ME TO REDUCE THE PRICE ACCORDINGLY.
TO SEE THE RANGE
CLICK HERE


NOW THAT YOU' VE SEEN THE TARGES
HERE ARE SOME OTHER INTERESTING THINGS TO LOOK AT
Where I am in North Kessock ----------------
Customers  Gallery-------------
Excellent Sword Makers
And Ray Owens, the Highlander
The Celtic/French Connections
A superb celtic jeweller
The Auld Alliance  Pub in Paris
Fort Augustus Clansman Centre
Battlescar   entertainment
Clans and associations
Castle Keep
Armour Class
Raven Armoury
Highlander
Ecosse
Alliance France-Ecosse
Duncan House
Auld Alliance
Clansman Centre
Battlescar
CLAN SITES
Visitors Gallery ----------------
MacDonald Armoury
28th April 2013
IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I HAVE NOW RETIRED FROM TARGEMAKING, DUE TO ARTHRITIS IN MY HANDS.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MY MANY CUSTOMERS, WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME OVER THE YEARS - THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I WILL KEEP THIS WEB SITE UP FOR A WHILE FOR NOSTALGIC REASONS, AND WOULD STILL LOVE TO GET YOUR PHOTOS TO PUT ON THE "CUSTOMERS" PAGE.
BEFORE I GO, I WOULD ASK YOU TO
SPARE A FEW MOMENTS TO LOOK AT
A LITTLE STORY THAT I HAVE WRITTEN
ABOUT AN ADVENTURE I HAD IN AFRICA,
CALLED "TICKET TO TIMBUKTU"
IT'S ON AMAZON AS A KINDLE E-BOOK.


CLICK PICTURE
to go to BOOK