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!

January 8, 2021

First Post for 2021


First finished item for the new year. I picked up this belt axe this past fall and made up the shoulder carriage for it. I don’t know who the maker of the axe is but you can see the makers mark. I believe it’s a cast head. The carriage is made from veg. Tanned leather 4/5 oz. stained a very dark brown and treated with nests foot oil and finished off with bee’s wax. The strap is 3/4 in wide,fitted with a iron buckle.

December 23, 2020

Season Greetings


Merry Christmas to everyone! Enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends and please stay safe.

December 18, 2020

My Brother

 This past Wednesday my older brother Duane pass away due to medical issues.
I will miss him, he was the one who taught me how to enjoy and respect the outdoors.
He was a avid hunter and fisherman, and he had a passion for pheasant hunting that never died. He grew up going with dad and his older brother to the thumb of Michigan on October 20 for opening day of the season, which happened to be his birthday. He loved his dogs, raising and train three of the best bird dogs around. When ever he would reminisce about those days you could see the passion in his eyes and a smile return to his face.

Now he is in a better place, walking the fields of god with his old 12ga. Lafever and saying get ready dad, there on point again!
Thank you Brother for all that you did for me.  
Rest In Peace!

November 26, 2020

                                                       Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

                                                   Enjoy your day with family and be safe.

November 21, 2020

Deer Camp 2020

I was really looking forward to deer camp! 2020 has been a crazy year and being able to camp and hunt is what a person needed. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. The night before the season opener the rain started along with some wind, no problem, until the lighting started. I didn't think being camped under three rather large oak trees was the safest place to be. I got up and moved to a safer place. In the morning I helped with the tracking of a buck taken by another member that was hunting. After that the heavy rain and high winds move in and I spent the rest of the day trying to stay dry and to keep my tent on the ground. Eventually Mother Nature won and I decided to pull up what was left of the stakes in the ground and go home and return another day.  


November 13, 2020

Updating Belt Bag for Hunting

 I made up this block to place in my belt bag for my cartridges that I made for hunting. Will see how it works.

Powder Horn Strap

 Completed leather powder horn strap. 3/4” wide tapering to 1/2” finished up with iron D-rings and a iron buckle.

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