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!

December 31, 2015

Powder Flask

I was sent this leather powder flask to make up a leather strap so that it could be carried over ones shoulder. I made the strap 1 1/4" wide and tapered it down to 1" add some tooling. I was asked to looking it over and make sure it was sound. I worked in a few coats of bee's wax. I'm not sure of the maker of this flask but they did a fine job.

December 23, 2015

Holiday Greetings

I would like to take this time and wish everyone a "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!"
Please be safe while you enjoy this Holiday Season.

Last item for the year

December 16, 2015

In Time for Christmas

Here are three ball pouches, (4" x 2 3/4") made from veg tanned leather, hand sewn, dyed and sealed with neats-foot oil and bee's wax. Two have tooling done to the front and one is left plain. will hold 62 cal. on down.

All three are **SOLD**  Tooled front $42.00  plain front $32.00  Shipped by priority mail. Great Christmas gift. **PAY_PAL is available** 

December 11, 2015

Large Knife & Sheath

 This is a large style trade knife, so I made the leather sheath a little stiffer by adding a thicker welt and also making it a little wider to prevent it from bending when the knife is removed from the sheath.It is made to wear on the left side under the belt or sash, I added a leather belt loop to keep it in place when wearing it under the belt, a tie can be added to tie it in place when wearing a sash.

December 2, 2015

Shot Bag #33

Just in time for Christmas!  Hand sewn leather shot bag, made from 2/3oz. veg tanned leather, sewn with waxed linen thread, dyed a dark brown and treated with neets-foot oil and bee's wax. The strap is 1" wide with a iron buckle and small D-ring attached for brush & pick, made to carry on the right side the buckle will be to your back. Flap has some tooling added and there is a small inside pocket added and button closer. Bag size is 6" wide x 7" deep, pocket is 3 1/2" wide x 3" deep. E-Mail for more info.

November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

      Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Enjoy your time with family and travel safe.

November 20, 2015

The Season is Over

November 15th, opening day, it"s all over!
Our 2015 Michigan firearms season started this past Sunday and for once I was able to be out in the woods for opening day. I started the morning off by watching a big buck chase a doe around but, no shot was offered. I all so had other does and bucks (4) pay me a visit that morning. After a little lull in deer movement, I had this big boy walk in and offered me a 20yard shot, broadside.
My fowler did it's job, with a double lung shot, the deer went about 50 yards and dropped. This is my biggest buck yet. That morning's hunt was the best, with beautiful weather, lots of wildlife moving about, just a great day!
I used my 75 cal. Fowler loaded with a paper cartridge using a .715 round ball backed with 100gr. of 3f black powder.

November 13, 2015

Deer Season 2015

For this fall I have been able to get to the woods for some hunting three different times so far. In the three times out I was able to take one fox squirrel, the opportunity was there to take my limit of five but I chose not to. Other times I was trying my luck at taking a wild turkey for the fall. Again no luck there but, was able to work and watch different flocks and hopefully learn something from it.
So this Sunday, November 15th, is Michigan opening day for the gun season. This year I will be fortunate to be able to take to the woods and try my luck at a Michigan whitetail buck on opening day. This is something that I haven’t been able to do in a very long time, maybe twenty years or so. I always waited until the opening of the muzzleloading season to start in December.
Don't forget to wear your hunters orange.
So I have my kit ready to go, my fowler is clean and a new flint added. I am ready  and whether I am able to take a buck or not, I will still enjoy my time spent hunting with friends and the time spent in the woods.
To everyone heading out to try their luck for the 2015 season, remember be safe, and good luck.   

October 9, 2015

Finished Shot Bag #32

 Bag size is 8" wide by 9 1/2" deep, with a 1 1/2" tapered gusset, inside pocket is 4 1/2"wide by 3 1/2" deep.

September 22, 2015

Small Leather Shot Pouches

With the arrival of the fall hunting season, I thought I would put together a few different small shot pouches. These are small enough to carry in ones shot pouch or even in your pocket.
Great for a day in the woods.

September 10, 2015

Gail's First Attempt

After some reading, looking at books and watching some videos. This is her first attempt at doing water color painting.
 All I could say was WOW!!   I can't wait to see what she can do next.

August 26, 2015

Happy Anniversary

August 27, 1976  Gail and I have been together for 39 wonderful years. To the love of my life and my best friend  Happy Anniversary!

August 24, 2015

Wife's Watercolour Set

The wife and I attended the CLA show in Lexington KY. and the second display that we came to was of CLA artist Ken Scott. Gail is always interested in arts and craft so she stopped and started looking at all of Ken's work. It didn't take long and her and Ken where talking about this and that. After about a half hour we finely moved on to the next table.
I noticed when we returned home that Gail had been looking up the art of watercolor painting and the art of Fraktur. So I decided I would try and put together a small watercolor kit together for her. I painted up a wooden pencil box lined the inside with old looking paper and bought a set of watercolors and with the help of Ken Scott I was able to pick up other items that she would need.
I tried to keep everything old looking.
After talking to a friend and telling him what I was up to, he sent this book to Gail to help her out.
He stated that it was better off sitting on Gail's lap than on the bookshelf!  Thanks' Denny!


August 17, 2015

Two Shot Pouches

Leather Shot Flask, holds about 2 1/2 lb. of shot, Brass spout. The front side has the sun tooled in and dyed. The flask is treated with bee's wax and oil. The flask is 6 1/2" from the top of the spout to the bottom of the flask and 3 3/4" at it's widest point.

Second shot pouch:
Small Leather Shot pouch, Will fit in your shot bag or in your pocket. Will hold enough shot for a day in the woods, 7 or 8 shots. Stands 5 1/2"