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!

May 24, 2016

Spring Hunt 2016

I finally made it out to the woods for some spring turkey hunting. It was a great time. The woods was alive with all kinds of sounds, frogs, woodpeckers, squirrels, all kinds of birds but one, Tom wasn't talking! Well the season not over yet.

This feather was all I seen of old Tom.

I went to where I shot my buck this past November.This was a big oak tree that hide my large silhouette quite well. It all looks different in the spring. I sat and took a little break and thought about that hunt again and hoping a big Tom would walk by but, no such luck
I don't think this oak was around in 1761 but I would like to think it was.

May 1, 2016

Case for a Folder

This is a cut steel folding knife that a customer had sent to me from maker Ben Hoffman of Hoffman Reproductions. Ben is one of the best at what he does. The customer wanted a leather case to carry the folder in and requested the sun motif tooled on the case. This is the finished product.

April 19, 2016

April 6, 2016

Burning Glass & Leather Case

Here are six leather cases that I made up to protect the burning glass from being broke or damaged. Four are neatly covered and two are made with open top.

March 31, 2016

Tim Ridge knife & Sheath

A completed leather sheath made for a dirk style knife made by knife maker Tim Ridge of "SWAMP FOX KNIVES".
The sheath is made from veg. tanned leather, the seam is welted and doubled stitched. It is dyed a dark brown and treated with a bee's wax mixture.

The knife is well made with a sharp edge, the over all size is 10 1/4" with the blade being 6"
If you would like to see more of Tim's work take a look at his web site,   http://www.swampfoxknives.com

March 30, 2016

Finished Shot bag

The bag is made from 3/4 veg. tanned leather, and is 7 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" deep, welted seams and a added 1 1/4" gusset. The strap is 1" wide with a iron buckle, flap has a copper button closer. Also there is a large inside pocket 6" wide by 4 1/4" deep and per the customer it has been divided. A small patch/ utility knife has been add too.
It is all hand sewn and dyed a dark brown, treat with neats foot oil and bee's wax.

March 26, 2016

Happy Easter!

Let us not forget!