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!

July 27, 2011

Leather Belt Bags

The two bags posted here are 6 1/2" wide x 5" deep, both have a 1 1/2" gusset sewn in.
 The first bag has a brocade lining sewn in on the back of the flap and the edge has been whipped stitch to protect the raw edge. The second bag has a small amount of tooling done on the flap, no lining added. No inside pocket on either bag, two belt loops sewn to the back will take up to a 2 3/4" belt.

~ Bag No. 1 ~
~ Bag No. 2 ~

July 17, 2011

Double Shot Bag

 This is a new bag which I just finished up. It is a small double shot bag, hand sewn, made from 3oz. veg tanned leather, dyed a dark brown and treated with bee's wax. The back portion of the bag has a 1 1/2" gusset sewn in while the front bag has a welt seem sewn in, for a small bag it has lots of room, there are no other pockets in the bag. The flap has some tooling done to it and a button closer, to me it looks like a Aspen leaf. The strap is 1" wide and fitted with a forged buckle. The finished size of the bag is 6" wide x 6" deep.                                                                                                             





July 5, 2011

Bags for the CLA show.

I received a phone call one day last week from Bill Pritchard, he is a gun maker from Kentucky, he had seen some of my belt pouches that I had posted on the CLA site for sale. He like the looks of one of the pouches and was wondering if I could make two just a little larger with no frills, no lining or pockets in side the bag and no straps he would add his own. Bill believes that the bags made in the early 18th century where made small and with out lining and all the pockets that we find in today's bags.   Plain & Simple!
He is going to display these bags along with some of his guns at the big CLA show in August.

Bag #1
Is made from 4-5 oz. veg. tanned leather, hand sewn with linen thread and dyed a dark brown and treated with bee's wax. The bag finished size is 7"x7" with a 1 1/2" gusset, there is no lining or pockets in side the bag as requested by Bill.

 Bag #2
This bag is made the same as above but is only 6 1/2" wide and 7" deep with the 1 1/2" gusset and again no lining or pockets in side the bag.

July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

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