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!

July 11, 2015

Improvisied Shelter

So tonight I was thinking on what I could do to improve on my little open face shelter that I came up with last month. When used last, we had some rain, lots of rain and although I was able to close the front in and stay dry I wasn't happy with it. So after thinking about it over the past weeks this is what I came up with. Using a 7x10 and a 7x7 oil cloth, four short poles some guide ropes and twelve stakes. I think this will work.


Finished Sheath



July 7, 2015

New Knife Sheath

 When I first received my knife from Ben Hoffman, of Hoffman Reproductions. I had an idea of the type of sheath that I wanted to make for it but, for some reason I ended up making a simple belt sheath. So a few moths back I received my news letter from the CLA called The Broadside, it had a article on daggers, dirks and few knives alone with there sheaths. I like the style of sheath that was shown with a knife on the style of mine. So I sat down yesterday and put together this.   

Back side of sheath

July 3, 2015

4th of July

                                         Everyone enjoy our day for Independence and be safe!

June 15, 2015

Cook's Forest

Rangers are ordered to cover and hold the flank!
In spite of the rain, we had a good time at Cook's Forest, a great F&I event.
**Photos taken by Lynsey Hoffman**

May 22, 2015

Item For Sale

Two new items added for sale.
Take the time to check them out.
See *For Sale Above*
Thank you,