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 28, 2012

Coin Purse

This is one of my latest project, a small pocket coin purse. As a early ranger I would receive 2-shillings a day plus food provisions and a gill of rum. So to add to my persona I wanted to carry some coins of the day, so I  needed to find something to carry it in.
 In looking for something I came across this, it is a simple design and would be correct for the period, made from 3oz. veg. tanned leather, when closed it is only 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and opens to 1 3/4" deep, just the right size to carry in my waist coat pocket.
 There is ample room inside to carry my coin along with my rosary and when closed it holds everything in it's place, so there is no rattling change.
Adding a false bottom to keep them out of sight it's also large enough to carry your ID and a charge card also folded bills if need for those days of shopping at an event.

I have made two so far and the second one is being use as a flint wallet. I found that I could lay several flints depending on the size, sharp edge facing out, and when folded close the edge is protected and they are all held firmly in place. When a flint is needed the purse is opened and all flints are easily seen and retrieved. If your turn screw is small enough it can be tucked in to the folds of the purse also.

As a flint wallet
Turn screw add to the folds.

August 23, 2012

Belt Bag

I just finished up this bag for a gentlemen who had sent me a photo of his shot bag ( his bag can be seen below ) and wanted me to make him a belt bag to some what match it. So I copied the style and the tooling of the flap and also tried to match the color of the bag. The bag itself has a small inside pocket and is made from 3oz veg. tanned leather and hand stitched with linen thread, welted seam and a button closer.

August 16, 2012

Another Belt Bag

 After seeing the first bag that I made him, he order another one on the same line as the first but a little bit larger. This one is seven inches across the opening, nine inches across the widest point and six & half inches deep.

August 10, 2012

Belt Bag

This is a belt bag made for customer who intends to use it along with his black powder shotgun.
It measures across the opening just under six inches and across the bottom seven & half inches
and seven inches deep. It is made to take up to a three inch belt. As requested there is no inside pocket.

August 4, 2012

What's in your bag

My bag & horn,

Bag & all of it's contents.
Priming horn, bag of flints, patching, round balls, small shot pouch, shot cards
Tow, worm, ball puller, flint/steel, small oiled rag, tin & bag
Cows Knee
Horn by Carl Willyard
I powder with my brother ball a hero like I conquer all