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!

December 14, 2018


Finished tumpline.
Chest strap is 2” wide by 29” long and tapers down to 1 1/4” and both ends are fitted with a wooden dowel for added strength. The tail is hand braided and is about 7’ long. It can be adjusted to your desired length.
Made from 5/6 oz. oak tanned leather, hand dyed and treated with bee’s wax.

December 12, 2018

British Military Blanket Sling

Finished this up for a customer. It’s a late 18th century British military issued blanket sling.

December 11, 2018

Double Shot Bag #54

Hunters cape & hat

The hat and cape were made for a customer.
The hat is made from cotton duck and has a linen hat band stitched in place. The cape was made from fleece and is reversible from hunters orange to a hunters green. 

Example of the cape,

November 2, 2018

September 19, 2018

Fall Bear Hunt

Just a few more days and I will be heading north to try my luck again at taking a Michigan black bear. The bait is getting hit hard with 10 to 15 pounds disappearing every day. The trail cams are showing several bear coming in with two being of good size.

Again I will be doing the hunt in period clothing of the 1760 and using my flintlock smooth-bore. The long range weather is showing rain almost everyday at some point and time. Hoping that will change as the time goes on.
One of the large bears was taken the other evening so looking over the other trail cam photos and videos this looks to be the one.