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 29, 2020

Dutch Trade Knife & Sheath

Here are some photos of a finished knife sheath that I made to accompany a customers Dutch trade knife.
It’s made in the center seam fashion, hand stitched and wet formed to the knife.
The leather is 4/5 oz veg. tanned leather, hand tooled and dyed a dark brown and treated with nests-foot oil and bee’s wax. I hand braided a hemp wang, to attach it to belt or sash.

January 8, 2020

Enjoying the Weekend

Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair 2019

January 3, 2020

Large Powder Horn

I picked up this horn a few weeks back.
It's a large horn measuring 16" along the outside curve and 3 1/2" across the widest point of the butt end of the horn. I added a heavy leather strap to it to carry the weight of the horn when filled with powder. I believe it can be carried right or left side.
This is would be a great size horn for someone carrying a large bore fowler or musket.
"Rangers where required to carry sixty rounds of ball and a pound of powder."
This will be available at the Kalamazoo Trade show in March.

Shot Bag #61

First shot bag for the new year! I just finished up this early style shot bag for a young lady.
The bag is made from 2/3oz. veg. tanned leather, dyed a dark brown and sealed with neats foot oil and bee's wax.
The bag is 6" wide by 6 3/4" deep, welted seams and a small inside pocket. The flap is hand tooled doubled stitched and the edge is hand burnished.Strap is 1' wide with a iron buckle to finish it off.