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 30, 2019

Fort Frederick Weekend 2019

It was a great weekend at the School of the Ranger this past weekend. The weather was cold but, dry and sunshine. Time was spent in the classroom along with scouts taken in the woods to put what they learned to use.I was put up in the officer building while the rest were in the soldiers barracks.It was a chore in it's self to keep the rooms some what warm.

Ranger Bunks

Officers dinning & meal

Forming for a scout

January 23, 2019

Fort Frederick 2019

I have my kit together for I'm to leave in the morning to report to Fort Frederick, to help in the training of a group of rangers.

I am attending the School of Rangers this weekend at historical Fort Frederick in the state of Maryland.
  I will be staying in the barracks sleeping on a wooden bunk, straw tick, two wool blankets and lots of fire wood to keep warm.
The weekend weather promises to be dry but cold. Looking forward to a good weekend with friends and time in the field.
The fort was built during the French and Indian war. British and local militia were garrisoned at the fort and sent out on ranging parties to patrol the area and try to deter any Indian raids.

January 12, 2019

Small Pocket Flask

Here is another finished project. I picked up this small pocket flask last week and I made up the leather case to protect and carry it in. It only holds about an ounce and had a label on it stating cherry brandy.
I thought it just looked cool! The flask looks to be made of porcelain and has an old look about it. The label also stated it was made in England.

January 11, 2019


I just completed this small belt pouch (3" x 3" x 3/4") to fit a brass sundial/compass in.
The pouch is made from 3/4 oz. veg. tanned leather,hand stitched, dyed a dark brown, and treated with bee's wax.