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 29, 2014

Covered Canteen

When we take the battle field we are required to have water with us so instead of carrying a large size military canteen we carry these smaller ones. They are only a pint in size and work great for a hour or so on the field or a day in the woods.
 I made up this cover for one of Goose Bay Workshops small tin lined copper canteens.
There are no lugs on the side of this small canteen so there is no way to attach a shoulder strap, so I made up a case out of wool that the canteen just slips down inside. The cover is all hand stitched and the strap is hand braided.

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