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 11, 2015

Improvisied Shelter

So tonight I was thinking on what I could do to improve on my little open face shelter that I came up with last month. When used last, we had some rain, lots of rain and although I was able to close the front in and stay dry I wasn't happy with it. So after thinking about it over the past weeks this is what I came up with. Using a 7x10 and a 7x7 oil cloth, four short poles some guide ropes and twelve stakes. I think this will work.

Finished Sheath

July 7, 2015

New Knife Sheath

 When I first received my knife from Ben Hoffman, of Hoffman Reproductions. I had an idea of the type of sheath that I wanted to make for it but, for some reason I ended up making a simple belt sheath. So a few moths back I received my news letter from the CLA called The Broadside, it had a article on daggers, dirks and few knives alone with there sheaths. I like the style of sheath that was shown with a knife on the style of mine. So I sat down yesterday and put together this.   

Back side of sheath

July 3, 2015

4th of July

                                         Everyone enjoy our day for Independence and be safe!