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!

January 8, 2021

First Post for 2021

 


First finished item for the new year. I picked up this belt axe this past fall and made up the shoulder carriage for it. I don’t know who the maker of the axe is but you can see the makers mark. I believe it’s a cast head. The carriage is made from veg. Tanned leather 4/5 oz. stained a very dark brown and treated with nests foot oil and finished off with bee’s wax. The strap is 3/4 in wide,fitted with a iron buckle.






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