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!

April 18, 2012

Ax Set

Along with the new shot bag previously posted, he also order an ax and shoulder carry sheath. The small axe is hand forged from medium carbon steel with a slight hammered finish, the head size is about 4" long and has a 2" in cutting edge. Handle is 12 1/2" long, and is of Hickory,the handle has a curved bulbous end and finger grooves for a good grip. The leather shoulder sheath is made from 4 oz veg tanned leather and dyed a dark brown, the leather carry strap is 3/4" wide and is adjustable with a forged buckle.


April 14, 2012

New Bag



This is a single shot bag that I just completed for a gentlemen. It is made from 2-3 oz. veg tanned leather, hand stitched with linen thread. He requested that it have a small inside pocket and some tooling done on the flap.
The bag is seven inches wide and six and half inches deep with a inch and half  wide gusset added, all seam are welted also. The strap is one inch wide with a forged buckle, brass button closer.


My "Man Cave"

Finally, the wife and I have an empty nest, the last of our three sons has move out to start a family of his own. So I have taken over the bedroom that we had built in our basement a long time ago. I remove the closet to make it in to a room of 11x13 large enough for a small den. I now have a place to display and enjoy the things that I like to do. The buck was taken with a bow, and the two bear were both taken with a flintlock musket.The turkey tail fan & beard from my first bird, taken such a long time ago. They now have a place to be in which I can sit and remember the hunts from the past and dream of the ones yet to come.