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!

March 27, 2012

Double Shot Snake

I was asked to make a new shot snake using the old one as a pattern. The old one was in bad shape, the leather was rotten and fell apart very easy.

 

This is what I had to work with.

                                           This is the finished one next to the old.

When trying to remove the English charger head the leather just tore away. One had already been repaired at one time.

The old ones in place.
 
This is the finished shot snake.