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!

April 28, 2013

From a long time ago

Then, 1982
This was me, at my very first event in the early fall of 1982. I spent the summer working on putting together my Mountain Man outfit and I was looking good!!
  Now 31 years later I am still try to put together a period correct outfit but, for a different place and time. I am now trying to be a early ranger of the 1750 French & Indian war, patrolling in Pennsylvanian.  And still looking good!!
Now, 2013

The wife & I 1986

Brian, age 6 now 31

Craig, age 4 now 29

Eric, age 2 now 27

April 26, 2013

Simple Shot Bag #16

 This is the second bag like this that I have made for Capt. Wulff. The two bags are pretty much the same, simple in construction, they are both 8" wide by 7" deep. Made from one piece of 3/4 oz. veg. tanned leather, folded to size and sewn with waxed linen thread with a outside seam. The difference between the two is the first was made with a full inside pocket also acting as the welt, the second ( shown in photos) is made with a full width pocket made only 4 1/2" deep and sewn down the middle splitting the pocket in half. He intend to carry lose ball on one side and buckshot on the other. The strap is 1 1/4" wide tapering down to fit a 1" iron buckle. The leather is dyed a dark brown and treated with neets-foot oil and bee's wax. Brass button closer.

April 15, 2013

5 Coin Purses

Here are five coin purses that I just finished up. I have found many different uses for these little purses.
I use them for a flint wallet, also for carrying shot cards for my fowler. A friend of mine uses his to carry his cleaning tools for his fowler in.
I use one for my period coin and my rosary that is in my waistcoat pocket and it works great for ones pipe tobacco. I'm sure that one could find other uses for them.
They are made from 3/4 oz. veg-tan leather, hand stitched and tooled. Dyed and treated with oil and bee's wax (2 3/4" x 3 3/4")