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!

May 7, 2014

Center seam knife sheath

I was asked by the Capt. if I could make up a center seam sheath for a smaller knife that he wanted to carry. I have never made one before so I jumped at the chance to try and make one. After watching a video I went to work and came up with this.

I don't think it came out to bad for the first try!


I used 4/5oz. veg.tanned leather and sewn it with a heavy waxed linen thread, dyed a dark brown and rubbed in with bee's wax.

I also made up this small blade cover for a new ax of his. I used a ax of mine to make up the cover.