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!

August 20, 2017

August 10, 2017

Small Leather Covered Bottle

The wife has covered another glass bottle. The bottle is to small to be a canteen and to large for a pocket flask holding about 9oz. and stands 5" tall and 4 1/2" at its widest point. Its covered in 2/3oz. veg tan leather, hand stitched, dyed and sealed with bee's wax.

Charity Auction

Here are some photos of a belt bag that I made copying the lines of the Lyman's bag. I donated the bag to the "School of the Ranger" to be use for there charity auction for the "Friends of Fort Frederick". If you are interested in attending or would like more information on the event you can go to, http://www.schooloftheranger.com/

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.