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!

June 15, 2017

Fort Meigs Axe & Leather Carriage

A young lady requested a Fort Meigs axe along with a leather carriage to be made up for her first trek.
I purchased the axe from R.E. Davis Co. The axe came complete, I only need to sand and apply the finish to the handle.


June 6, 2017

Small Water Bottle Canteen

This is a small leather covered glass bottle. It's covered in 2/3oz. veg tanned leather, hand stitched with waxed  linen thread, dyed a dark brown and sealed with bee's wax. The strap is 3/4" wide, three adjustment with a button the longest at 50" The bottle holds 12oz.
This was a team effort between me and my wife. Gail doing most of the hard work.

May 15, 2017

Finished Bag for Mr. Dex

I just finished up this shot bag for a customer. Hand sewn, veg. tanned leather, the flap is hand tooled and the bag is dyed black. Small inside pocket, button closer, and iron buckle.
Bag size is 8" wide by 7 1/2" deep.

April 19, 2017

Shot Bag

Another finished shot bag for a customer. The bag is made from 3/4 veg. tanned leather and all hand stitched. The bag is 6 3/4" wide at the top and almost 8" at the bottom and is 6 1/2" deep. There is a small inside pocket (4" W x 3 1/2" D). The flap is held closes with a button. The strap is made from 1" hemp strapping with a iron buckle and the ends are finished up with the same leather as the bag.

April 15, 2017

April 11, 2017

Completed Customer Order

Bag Size is 8" x 8"

March 16, 2017

Finished Shot Bag

Bag Size 7" x 7"

February 26, 2017

Belt pouch

I just finished up this belt pouch for a friend. The pouch is made from 4oz. Veg tanned leather, 51/2" wide by 6" deep has a small in side pocket, 11/4" tapered gusset and welted seams. Treated with neatsfoot oil and beeswax.

February 14, 2017

Leather Shot Flask

Leather shot flask that I made for a customer. It's another simple way to carry a little more shot in the field or woods. It stands about 6 1/2" from the tip of the spout to the bottom and is 3 3/4" wide at the bottom. The spout is made from brass and the stopper has a rubber O-ring to prevent it from coming out. The strap is made from braided hemp and leather and can be adjusted. Hand sewn and dyed a dark brown treated with bee's wax. 
simple way to carry a little more shot in the field or woods when needed.

February 6, 2017

Leather Shot Snake

Finished up this leather shot snake for a customer. It's made from 3/4oz. veg tanned leather, hand stitched, waxed linen thread, dyed dark brown and treated with neat-foot oil and bee's wax. the strap is 3/4" wide with iron buckle.The spout is a simple brass head. We could not document the use of the English style shot heads being used in the 1750 so we used just a plain spout.

January 24, 2017

Knife Sheaths

I received another order for six more sheaths from Kyle Willyard of Old Dominion Forge. Kyle is a master blade smith and turns out some of the nicest long knives out there. He placed an order for sheaths last year and again this year so he has them to sell along with his knives.
If you would like to see his work you can go to   http://www.olddominionforge.com/
If you are interested in having me make a sheath for a knife, you can send the knife to me and I would be glad to make and fit it to the sheath.

January 11, 2017

Leather covered Flask

This is a nicely made copper flask that is tinned lined, (maker unknown) no leaks. I bought the flask and added the leather cover to it. The leather cover is made from 3oz. veg. tanned leather, hand stitch with waxed linen thread. Hand tooled and dyed a dark brown, treated with neats-foot oil and bee's wax.
This will make a great pocket flask and it's small enough to tuck away in your pack. (3" wide by 4" tall by 1 1/2" )

January 6, 2017

Lyman Pouch

With everyone trying there hand in making the Lemuel Lyman Pouch, I thought I would give one a try. I used the size of 7" by 5" and the basic shape of the bag then adding a few changes to it. The bag is of one piece construction, flap, back and front of the bag is from one piece of 4oz. veg. tanned leather with a center divider made from same leather used as the welt also. The side seam is hand stitched with waxed linen thread then burnished to give it a nice finished look. The flap edge has been burnished as well with a aged button to hold it in place. The original had two fixed belt loops on the back of the bag, I chose to use a full piece of leather, double stitched top and bottom for strength. Will take up to a 2 3/4" belt.
The bag is dyed a dark brown treated with neats foot oil and bee's wax.