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!

January 6, 2017

Lyman Pouch

With everyone trying there hand in making the Lemuel Lyman Pouch, I thought I would give one a try. I used the size of 7" by 5" and the basic shape of the bag then adding a few changes to it. The bag is of one piece construction, flap, back and front of the bag is from one piece of 4oz. veg. tanned leather with a center divider made from same leather used as the welt also. The side seam is hand stitched with waxed linen thread then burnished to give it a nice finished look. The flap edge has been burnished as well with a aged button to hold it in place. The original had two fixed belt loops on the back of the bag, I chose to use a full piece of leather, double stitched top and bottom for strength. Will take up to a 2 3/4" belt.
The bag is dyed a dark brown treated with neats foot oil and bee's wax.