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!

May 19, 2014

Turkey Call

While I was waiting on some leather dye to dry on a leather project, I pulled out one of my old wing bone calls that I made from a turkey I had taken a long time ago. I had been thinking about trying to make up a smaller call, something I could carry in my pocket or in my shot bag. The old ones were long using two full size bones to make the call.
8 1/2" long
  So I carefully took one apart and shorten up both bones and then fitted them back together and made up a smaller call.
6" long
I like the way it turned out. The smaller call makes a higher pitch call the longer one makes a deeper and more rasper sound. Both sound good and give me a option when trying to call in that wise old tom.

May 7, 2014

Center seam knife sheath

I was asked by the Capt. if I could make up a center seam sheath for a smaller knife that he wanted to carry. I have never made one before so I jumped at the chance to try and make one. After watching a video I went to work and came up with this.

I don't think it came out to bad for the first try!

I used 4/5oz. veg.tanned leather and sewn it with a heavy waxed linen thread, dyed a dark brown and rubbed in with bee's wax.

I also made up this small blade cover for a new ax of his. I used a ax of mine to make up the cover.