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!

December 9, 2011

Small Poll axes & sheaths


Just in time for Christmas! Three small ax sets. The small axes are hand forged from medium carbon steel with a slight hammered finish, the head size is about 4" long and has a 2" in cutting edge. Handle is 12 1/2" long, and are Curly Maple,the handle has a curved bulbous end and finger grooves for a good grip. The leather shoulder sheath is made from 4 oz veg tanned leather and dyed a dark brown, the leather carry strap is 3/4" wide and is adjustable with a forged buckle and will be added to the other two sets.  

December 2, 2011

New Bag #5

This is a new double bag that I just finished up for Mr. Sam Hall, Sam also sent along a small bag knife that he wanted attached to the back of the bag. The bag is made from 3oz. veg. tanned leather, hand sewn using waxed linen thread. The bag is dyed a dark brown. The bag size is 6" deep x 6" wide the back half of the bag has a 1 1/4' gusset while the front half of the bag has only a welted seam. 

November 22, 2011

Belt Knife & Sheath

 I made this sheath for a gentlemen who wanted to wear it tuck in to his sash and also having a way to keep it secure. So I added a 4" long tab to the sheath and added a braided piece of hemp to the bottom of the tab so it can be tied in place. The top of the sheath has been wrapped with some hemp line to help keep the handle a little more secure also    

November 19, 2011

New Belt Bags

The first one is made for a member from Wulff's Co. The bag is made from 3oz. veg. tanned leather, hand sewn with linen thread, dyed a dark brown and treated with oil and bee's wax. The flap has some tooling done to it. The bag size is 5" deep by 6" wide with a 1 1/4" gusset, the back of the bag has two belt loops attach to fit up to a 2 1/2" belt.

The second bag is made the same as the first but, has no gusset added just a welted seam.

Poll ax & Sheath

This is a sheath that I made up for a member from Speakmens Co. of rangers to fit his large poll ax.

November 13, 2011

Wulff's Rangers

Checking our map before going on patrol.
Checking gear.
That's the correct way, Capt.
Take point,
Trouble may be a head!
Coming out of the corn
Wulff's  Officers.

October 26, 2011

Sheath for a Dagger

This is a sheath that I just finished for a nicely done Damascus & Ivory dagger.  The sheath is made from 5oz. veg. tanned leather hand stitch with waxed linen thread. Dyed a dark brow and sealed with bee's wax. Can be worn with a 2 1/2" belt.

October 21, 2011

Shot Dispenser

With the hunting season now upon us you may need something to carry a small amount or a larger amount of shot in the field with you. We have it covered with a small pocket size shot pouch that can fit in your shirt pocket or inside your hunting bag, or a little larger shot flask. Also for a day at the trap range or a long day in the field there is the shot snake. All are hand made and sewn.

October 12, 2011

October 11, 2011

After a long day

Good Times!
This was taken a few years back, my oldest son, his dog and myself after a long day playing in the woods.

October 1, 2011

Two more Knife sheaths

Jim Moore liked the first sheath that I made for his trade knife well enough, to send me two more of his trade knives to make sheaths for. 

The sheaths are made using 4-5oz veg tanned leather, sewn with a heavy waxed linen thread.
 They both are dyed a dark brow and hand rubbed with oil & bee's wax. The both have a 2" belt loop attached to the back as requested by Jim.

Jim wasn't able to post his comment so he sent me an E-mail with his comment for me to post:
"Your a true craftsman at your trade of leather working. The workmanship is excellent.. You made what I asked for. The sheaths will hold up and last for many years to come." Thank You,
Jim Moore

September 24, 2011

September 14, 2011

Knife & Sheath

Also just finished up this belt sheath for Jim Moore's trade knife.