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!

October 26, 2011

Sheath for a Dagger

This is a sheath that I just finished for a nicely done Damascus & Ivory dagger.  The sheath is made from 5oz. veg. tanned leather hand stitch with waxed linen thread. Dyed a dark brow and sealed with bee's wax. Can be worn with a 2 1/2" belt.

October 21, 2011

Shot Dispenser

With the hunting season now upon us you may need something to carry a small amount or a larger amount of shot in the field with you. We have it covered with a small pocket size shot pouch that can fit in your shirt pocket or inside your hunting bag, or a little larger shot flask. Also for a day at the trap range or a long day in the field there is the shot snake. All are hand made and sewn.

October 12, 2011

New Display board

New Trade sign

   This is my new sign that my good wife made for me to use at trade fairs and such.

October 11, 2011

After a long day

Good Times!
This was taken a few years back, my oldest son, his dog and myself after a long day playing in the woods.

October 1, 2011

Two more Knife sheaths

Jim Moore liked the first sheath that I made for his trade knife well enough, to send me two more of his trade knives to make sheaths for. 

The sheaths are made using 4-5oz veg tanned leather, sewn with a heavy waxed linen thread.
 They both are dyed a dark brow and hand rubbed with oil & bee's wax. The both have a 2" belt loop attached to the back as requested by Jim.

Jim wasn't able to post his comment so he sent me an E-mail with his comment for me to post:
"Your a true craftsman at your trade of leather working. The workmanship is excellent.. You made what I asked for. The sheaths will hold up and last for many years to come." Thank You,
Jim Moore