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!

August 24, 2017

Belt Bag

I just finished up this belt bag for a friend. It's a small size bag measuring 5" at the opening and almost 7" at it's widest point and 4 1/2" deep with a 1" gusset add.
 There is a small pocket sewn on the front of the bag. This is the second bag that I have used vinegaroon to dye the leather. This is a great size for a fire starting kit. The bag is the same size as the one I made for myself. I carry lose ball and tow for shooting or cartridges in mine along with a couple of extra flints and a small turn screw in the front pocket. I can do all of my loading from this bag.

August 20, 2017

August 10, 2017

Small Leather Covered Bottle

The wife has covered another glass bottle. The bottle is to small to be a canteen and to large for a pocket flask holding about 9oz. and stands 5" tall and 4 1/2" at its widest point. Its covered in 2/3oz. veg tan leather, hand stitched, dyed and sealed with bee's wax.

Charity Auction

Here are some photos of a belt bag that I made copying the lines of the Lyman's bag. I donated the bag to the "School of the Ranger" to be use for there charity auction for the "Friends of Fort Frederick". If you are interested in attending or would like more information on the event you can go to, http://www.schooloftheranger.com/