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 14, 2015

Small Poll Ax & Leather Sheath

I just finished up this set. It's a much lighter alternative to a belt axe. This axe is made to be carried over the shoulder. The sheath is made from 4-5oz. veg tan leather, hand stitched and dyed a dark brown and treated with bee's wax. The strap is 3/4" wide and adjustable with a iron buckle.The head is forged from medium carbon steel with a slight hammered finish and it has an oval eye. The size is about 4 1/4" long and has a 2" in cutting edge. The axe is fitted with a 12" hickory handle.I pick up the ax head and handles from a maker in PA I fit the handle to the head and apply the finish
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