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!

April 1, 2015

Burning Glass & Case

I have always wanted to add a burning glass to my fire starting kit, so when at the Kalamazoo show a few weekends back I picked up this small burning glass for $2.00. I decided I need to make up a leather case for it to keep the edges of the glass from chipping or it breaking altogether.
Not sure as of yet if I will add it to my kit or maybe carry it my pocket with my folding knife or add it to my shot bag. Time will tell.
This is what I came up with. I tooled the sun on the front just because!