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!

January 11, 2017

Leather covered Flask

This is a nicely made copper flask that is tinned lined, (maker unknown) no leaks. I bought the flask and added the leather cover to it. The leather cover is made from 3oz. veg. tanned leather, hand stitch with waxed linen thread. Hand tooled and dyed a dark brown, treated with neats-foot oil and bee's wax.
This will make a great pocket flask and it's small enough to tuck away in your pack. (3" wide by 4" tall by 1 1/2" )


January 6, 2017

Lyman Pouch


With everyone trying there hand in making the Lemuel Lyman Pouch, I thought I would give one a try. I used the size of 7" by 5" and the basic shape of the bag then adding a few changes to it. The bag is of one piece construction, flap, back and front of the bag is from one piece of 4oz. veg. tanned leather with a center divider made from same leather used as the welt also. The side seam is hand stitched with waxed linen thread then burnished to give it a nice finished look. The flap edge has been burnished as well with a aged button to hold it in place. The original had two fixed belt loops on the back of the bag, I chose to use a full piece of leather, double stitched top and bottom for strength. Will take up to a 2 3/4" belt.
The bag is dyed a dark brown treated with neats foot oil and bee's wax.





December 24, 2016

November 23, 2016

October 25, 2016

A Time of Reflection

Another year has passed by and I am another year older. October 22nd is my birthday so I took to the woods for a little turkey hunting and some time to reflect back on the past 61 years. WOW!
It was a good fall day, cool temps, some clouds but more sunshine then clouds and a little breeze made it the perfect day to be out in the woods. I found myself walking a while then finding a place to sit and making a few calls. As I sat I would drift back to different hunts some successful and some not, but no mater they were all a good time with family and friends.
After a while I would move on and repeat the same thing. Later in the afternoon I met up with my hunting partner and the two of us sat against a large maple watching several squirrels working about looking for food. We talked about life in general, and the deer season to come the signs we seen while in the woods and the deer that we came across as we made our way through the woods.
After sitting for awhile we both went different ways to make our ways back to camp.
I worked my way back slowly along the ridge hoping to spot a flock working it's way back to there roost, but no luck. So I guess I will just have to make it back out and try again. What a GOOD DAY!

October 18, 2016

Evening Scout

A evening scout with Tony Baker, Mike Judson, Steven Caudill and myself. My wife Gail also went along with us.  I have seen Tony and Steven at events in the past but never spent time with them until this evening. Mike and I have know each other and have been good friends for a long time.  We were only out for a few hours but, it was a good time and I met two new friends.







October 10, 2016

Knife & Sheath



I picked up this knife this past weekend at a small gun & antique show. Today I put together this sheath to go along with it.