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!

August 24, 2013

New Sheath II

After finishing the sheath for the Capt. I went to work on this one. Fred picked up this nice looking knife at the CLA show from CLA artisan Nathan Allen. The sheath is made the same as the one just previously made for the capt.



August 23, 2013

New Sheath

This morning I finished up a new knife sheath for the Capt.
I made up the sheath out of 5oz. veg. tanned leather, dyed it to match his belt pouch. I made the sheath a little longer then the previous one because I wanted to form the leather around the handle so to keep it secured in the sheath also to better protect the nice wood handle. As requested I add a leather tie so it can be tied to the belt.
The Capt. knife was made by Ben Hoffman of Hoffman Reproductions. If you would like to see what Ben has to offer you can send him a e-mail to  hoffmanreproductions@yahoo.com

August 21, 2013

Capt. Wulff's New Shot Bag


The Capt. new shot bag is a simple bag 7" wide & 9" deep, he requested a small inside pocket along with the same flap design as his belt pouch, both were trimmed out with linen cloth. The pouch is made from 3oz. veg. tanned leather, hand stitched with waxed linen thread, then dyed to match his belt bag and treated with neet-foot oil and bee's wax. The strap is 1 1/4" wide taper down to fit a 1" forged buckle.


August 15, 2013

"CLA Show"

                                                    "It's Show Time!"

Tomorrow Fred Tonk's and I are heading down to the CLA show in Lexington Ky. for two days of looking over some of the finest Muzzleloading Guns and Accouterments made by some of the best artisan in the country.



August 6, 2013

"250 Years Ago Today"


250 years ago on August 5th and 6th 1763 the battle of Bushy Run took place. I just return from attending the anniversary for the battle that took place there. I had a great time.
art work by: Robert Griffing