Welcome to my Blog! My name is Darrel Lang and I specializes in the Replication of Leather shot bags & Accouterment 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!

October 1, 2014

Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair

This is the ax set that I have made up and donated for the upcoming Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair Raffle.

For the past three years they have sold raffle tickets for Ken Netting Fowler and other donated Items.

 Ken Netting, New England fowler in 62 caliber, 48" round barrel made by Ken, Jim Chambers flint lock, stocked in walnut with brass engraved furniture. LOP is 13 1/2" weight about 6 1/2 pounds. Stock is relief carved and barrel also has some engraving.  Tickets are for sale, at $5 each or 3 for $10. They can be purchased directly from Jack by sending a check for the amount wanted made out to John Johnson at 1795 Lexview Circle, Mansfield, Ohio 44907. Please supply a self stamped envelope and stubs will be returned to the purchaser. Drawing will be at 3pm on October 19th. Winner need not be present to win.

For more info, Check out their web site at http://www.schoenbrunnvillagefair.org/

July 31, 2014

Small Poll Axe

Just finished up this axe set.
This small axe is great to used to do all the small chores on a Trek or in camp, like cutting kindling and game prep. It's a much lighter alternative to a belt axe. This axe is made to be carried over the shoulder. The sheath is made from 3-4oz. veg tan leather, hand stitched and dyed a dark brown and treated with bee's wax. The strap is adjustable with a brass buckle and will fit an average to tall person.
The head is forged from medium carbon steel with a slight hammered finish and it has an oval eye. The size is about 4 1/4" long and has a 2" in cutting edge. The axe is fitted with a 12" hickory handle.
**SOLD **

July 28, 2014

New Belt Bags

Just finished up making up these belt bags. All three are hand sewn and made to last.

Bag #1  **SOLD**

Bag #1 Made from 3oz. veg tanned leather, hand sewn, inside flap only, lined with blue striped linen
small out side pocket.Dyed Dark brown.
Bag size,  5" wide X  5" deep 1 1/4" wide gusset.

Bag #2  FOR SALE  **SOLD**

Bag #2 Made from 3oz. veg tanned leather, hand sewn, two small inside pocket, Dyed Dark brown tooled flap.
Bag size, 5" wide X 6" deep   1 1/4" wide gusset.

Bag #3  **SOLD**

Bag #3  Made from 3oz. veg tanned leather, hand sewn, two small inside pocket, Dyed Dark brown tooled flap.
Bag size, 5 3/4" wide X 5 1/2" deep no gusset.

July 23, 2014

New Accouterments

New trade ax & red handle trade knife
 The Capt. is working on a new persona of a officer commissioned by Sir William Johnson to operate as a ranger in the Mohawk Valley. Here are a few of his new accouterments that he has picked up to go along with the new persona. All leather work was done by hand and no dye was used. When finished I hand rubbed in neets-foot oil and some bee's wax for the final finish.

July 20, 2014

Powder Horn Straps

I just finished up making these two different powder horn straps for a gentlemen who is doing a western fur trade persona. He wanted one that he could attach to the strap of his bag and one that was adjustable, so this is what I came up with.

I braided some jute adding iron O-rings and leather wags to attach the horn with and on the other ends I cut a small strip of leather strapping and attached the braid to them. He can now attach them to his bag strap. The braided strap is treated with bee's wax and a little dye rubbed in to give it a little patina.

The other strap is a full adjustable strap with a iron buckle and iron D-ring attached to the ends and leather wags to attach the horn with.

June 2, 2014

Large Order Finished

I met up with a gentlemen at Prickets fort and he gave me three axes and three knives in which he wanted sheath made for them.

So for the axes, I made up the two to be carried on the right side under the shot bag. The third a small tomahawk I made up a separate blade cover so that the ax can be carried tucked in ones belt or sash, or carried over on shoulder, either right or left side. All three have a Iron buckles to make the straps  adjustable.

As for the knives, I tried to make up simple sheaths that fit the style of knife.
Long Hunter, Cross draw
Trade Knife, Simple belt sheath
Dagger, Little Native influance