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!

August 26, 2015

Happy Anniversary

August 27, 1976  Gail and I have been together for 39 wonderful years. To the love of my life and my best friend  Happy Anniversary!

August 24, 2015

Wife's Watercolour Set

The wife and I attended the CLA show in Lexington KY. and the second display that we came to was of CLA artist Ken Scott. Gail is always interested in arts and craft so she stopped and started looking at all of Ken's work. It didn't take long and her and Ken where talking about this and that. After about a half hour we finely moved on to the next table.
I noticed when we returned home that Gail had been looking up the art of watercolor painting and the art of Fraktur. So I decided I would try and put together a small watercolor kit together for her. I painted up a wooden pencil box lined the inside with old looking paper and bought a set of watercolors and with the help of Ken Scott I was able to pick up other items that she would need.
I tried to keep everything old looking.
After talking to a friend and telling him what I was up to, he sent this book to Gail to help her out.
He stated that it was better off sitting on Gail's lap than on the bookshelf!  Thanks' Denny!

 

August 17, 2015

Two Shot Pouches

Leather Shot Flask, holds about 2 1/2 lb. of shot, Brass spout. The front side has the sun tooled in and dyed. The flask is treated with bee's wax and oil. The flask is 6 1/2" from the top of the spout to the bottom of the flask and 3 3/4" at it's widest point.


Second shot pouch:
Small Leather Shot pouch, Will fit in your shot bag or in your pocket. Will hold enough shot for a day in the woods, 7 or 8 shots. Stands 5 1/2"

Finished Shot Bag


Hand sewn shot bag. The bag is 6 1/2" wide by 7" deep, small inside pocket added 4"w x 3'D
Made from 3/4 oz veg tanned leather dyed a dark brown and treated with neats-foot oil and bee's wax. the strap is 1" wide and is adjustable with a iron buckle.

Heart Bag

Finished Heart shaped bag, the strap is adjusted by the use of a button and the tongue of the strap is held in place in the back of the bag. Small outside pocket. Hand sewn, the bag is 6 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" deep, the small outside pocket is 5"w x 3'D
Made from 3/4 oz veg tanned leather dyed a dark brown and treated with neats-foot oil and bee's wax. the strap is 1" wide and is adjustable with a copper button.


August 5, 2015

Completed Work


Sorry for the blue tape

Accoutrement/Coin Pouches

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.