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!

November 1, 2017

Fall 2017

The fall of 2017for some has been a great one as far as the weather goes. Summer like temps lots of sunshine very little rain and warm nights. Great right!
 Well for those of us who look forward to the fall hunting season not so good. The warm weather, the tree's holding there foliage and the lack of frost to kill off the ground cover make for poor conditions for the fall hunter.
September and October are gone now and I have yet to go to the woods. Today is the first day of November and we have had only one frost so far and the tree's are now starting to show some color and dropping there leaves. We have fifteen  days until our opening of the gun deer season. Only fourteen days left of our fall turkey season and finely the temps are dropping below the sixty mark during the day, it's time to take to the woods.
Time to do some scouting for the up coming deer season, or to be lucky enough to get a fall turkey for the Thanksgiving day table.
Time to just sit back and have a little something to eat and and enjoy the woods.


October 12, 2017

Shot Bag #48

Finished bag for a customer.
The bag is made from 2/3oz. veg. tanned leather, hand stitched & dyed then treated with Neats foot oil and bee's wax.
Bag size is 6" wide by 7" deep with welted seams. There is an outside pocket stitched on the front of the bag. (4"w x 3 1/2"d )
The flap is held closed with a button.
The bag is made more on the size of the bags carried in the early 18th century.

Shot Bag #47

The bag is made from 3/4oz. veg. tanned leather, hand stitched with waxed linen thread, dyed brown and treated with Neats foot oil & bee's wax. The bag size is 8"W x 9"D with a 1 1/2" gusset, and inside pocket 5 1/2"W x 4"D The strap is 1" wide fitted with a iron buckle. The flap is trimmed and fitted with a button closer. This bag is a great size for someone who like to do a lot of shooting.

The Little Things

 Working and making shot bags and other projects I end up with small odd and end pieces of leather. So not to let them go to waste, I make up little cases to fit some of my accouterments. Mostly they are made to protect me from getting poked.