Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.

Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.
Welcome to my Blog! My name is Darrel Lang and I specialize in the Replication of Leather shot bags & Accouterments made in the colonies by the harness and saddle maker of the18th century. All items are hand sewn using waxed linen thread, dyed, then treated with neatsfoot oil & bee’s wax. The leather used is of veg. tanned cow hide 2-3 or 4-5 oz. weight. Other materials used are pig skin, period correct linens for the 18th century and iron or brass buckles. Please take a look at what I have to offer. Thank you!

June 26, 2019

June 19, 2019

Forks & Salt Gourds

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I picked up the forks along the way. They are clean and the wood scales are sound and tight. I made up the leather cases to protect your fingers from being poked when digging in your pack.


The Salt Gourds are a great item to put in ones pack. They are lined with beeswax.








June 10, 2019

Leather Tools

                A great find at an antique shop this past weekend. Paid $50. for the whole lot.


June 6, 2019

Wooden Noggin & Spoon

                                     Here are two items that I picked up at local thrift stores.

 First the noggin. As seen in the second photo it had the shape of a fish, but with a coping saw and some sandpaper it turned into a useable noggin. The spoon I didn’t need to do anything. I did stain it a little darker and rubbed both the noggin and spoon in with mineral oil. I didn’t remove the persons name that was scratched into the bottom. I believe they both are a great addition to my kit.



June 5, 2019

Shot Pouches with Horn Spouts

Spouts made by Orville Mumma

Finished Compass Case #2




May 8, 2019

More Knife Sheaths


While at Fort Frederick I had three gentleman leave there knives with me. Two wanted new sheaths made. The third want me to add a belt loop to the sheath.
Job done!