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!

February 19, 2013

A Few things made

Here are some photos of a few of the project that I have been working on this past month.

February 10, 2013

New Project

This is the start of my new project. The owner of this fine looking belt/bag axe wanted to be able to carry the axe either in his coat pocket or on his belt, so I came up with a way that he can do both.

 From the photo you can see that the size of this axe is not that big. I made up a sheath to cover all of the head, formed it so that it's a tight fit and wont fall out when he wants to put it in his coat pocket. I then made up a belt carriage so that he can carry it on his belt. The carriage will allow him to carry it on his right or left side, edge front or back, it is then held in place with a strap and stud closer.

Ready to go.
Axe & sheath.

Formed to fit the head.


The next part of the project is to make a sheath for a small belt knife that was made to go along with the axe. 

       Well here is the knife with the finished sheath. Project complete!

The axe and knife where made by Contemporary Maker, Brian Barker.