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!

July 20, 2014

Powder Horn Straps



I just finished up making these two different powder horn straps for a gentlemen who is doing a western fur trade persona. He wanted one that he could attach to the strap of his bag and one that was adjustable, so this is what I came up with.


I braided some jute adding iron O-rings and leather wags to attach the horn with and on the other ends I cut a small strip of leather strapping and attached the braid to them. He can now attach them to his bag strap. The braided strap is treated with bee's wax and a little dye rubbed in to give it a little patina.



The other strap is a full adjustable strap with a iron buckle and iron D-ring attached to the ends and leather wags to attach the horn with.