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!

April 19, 2017

Shot Bag

Another finished shot bag for a customer. The bag is made from 3/4 veg. tanned leather and all hand stitched. The bag is 6 3/4" wide at the top and almost 8" at the bottom and is 6 1/2" deep. There is a small inside pocket (4" W x 3 1/2" D). The flap is held closes with a button. The strap is made from 1" hemp strapping with a iron buckle and the ends are finished up with the same leather as the bag.



April 15, 2017


April 11, 2017

Completed Customer Order

Bag Size is 8" x 8"

March 16, 2017

Finished Shot Bag

Bag Size 7" x 7"




February 26, 2017

Belt pouch

I just finished up this belt pouch for a friend. The pouch is made from 4oz. Veg tanned leather, 51/2" wide by 6" deep has a small in side pocket, 11/4" tapered gusset and welted seams. Treated with neatsfoot oil and beeswax.


February 14, 2017

Leather Shot Flask



Leather shot flask that I made for a customer. It's another simple way to carry a little more shot in the field or woods. It stands about 6 1/2" from the tip of the spout to the bottom and is 3 3/4" wide at the bottom. The spout is made from brass and the stopper has a rubber O-ring to prevent it from coming out. The strap is made from braided hemp and leather and can be adjusted. Hand sewn and dyed a dark brown treated with bee's wax. 
simple way to carry a little more shot in the field or woods when needed.

February 6, 2017

Leather Shot Snake

Finished up this leather shot snake for a customer. It's made from 3/4oz. veg tanned leather, hand stitched, waxed linen thread, dyed dark brown and treated with neat-foot oil and bee's wax. the strap is 3/4" wide with iron buckle.The spout is a simple brass head. We could not document the use of the English style shot heads being used in the 1750 so we used just a plain spout.