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 10, 2013

Starting out the New Year!


 I would like to start out the New Year by showing some of my wife's
talent. My friend Jim gave me a used ladder back chair, the seat need to be replaced. This was a challenge that my wife was up for. She went on-line and researched how to redo the rush seating on the chair. After reviewing a few You-tube videos she was ready. First she needed the rush, which luck would have it, she found two large boxes of paper rush at an estate sale for $4.00
So one afternoon during the Holidays with I-pad in hand she went to work and after five hours this was the finished product. She did a great job! Now part of the deal was I was given the chair in exchange that she also redo Jim's chair. 



The foot stool in this photo Gail also redone, she picked it up at the same estate sale.