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!

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