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!

April 16, 2014

Finished Shot Bag

 This bag was a custom bag. He asked for the heart shaped bag with the tooling done to the flap and a inside pocket that is divided in half, the woven strap was sent to me to be use with the bag.
The bag size is 7"w x 9"d

April 7, 2014

Weekend at Pricketts Fort

I spent this past weekend at Pricketts Fort for the 2014 School of the Longhunter, where I enjoyed listen to presentations given by Matt Wulff, Michael Galban, Mark Hersee, Suzanne Larner, and others and also Mark Baker. They all did a great job, and I came away with some great info on the 18th century.
I met Mark Baker this past August at he CLA show but only briefly due to the large amount of people there to see him. This weekend I got to camp and spend time around the fire with him and Ehrin Ehlert, and Steve Gengelbach all a great bunch of woodsmen.
Here is a photo of the officers of "Wullf's Company of Rangers" and friend. From right to left Lt. Lang, Capt Wulff, Sgt. Cummings, and Steve Davies

March 12, 2014

Finished Sheath

I received this knife yesterday in the mail, and after dinner I went down to my shop and just started looking at what type of sheath I could make for this nicely done "Long Hunters knife" done by Kyle Willyard of Old Dominion Forge. Well one idea lead to another and after a snow storm today, I came up with this finished sheath.

March 4, 2014

My Bags

  Here are my personal arms along with bags & horns.

February 28, 2014

Cow's Knee

Today I worked on another small project, a cow's knee or lock cover. It is used to protect the lock and it's prim from bad weather, rain, snow, or dampness. I used a piece of tanned cow hide already dyed a dark brown then treated it inside and out with neet's foot oil & bee's wax.

February 27, 2014

Powder Horn Strap

I was sent this woven strap made by CJ Wilde, and a photo of what he wanted done. I was asked to make it into a powder horn strap.
So here it is.