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!

November 26, 2020

                                                       Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

                                                   Enjoy your day with family and be safe.

November 21, 2020

Deer Camp 2020

I was really looking forward to deer camp! 2020 has been a crazy year and being able to camp and hunt is what a person needed. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. The night before the season opener the rain started along with some wind, no problem, until the lighting started. I didn't think being camped under three rather large oak trees was the safest place to be. I got up and moved to a safer place. In the morning I helped with the tracking of a buck taken by another member that was hunting. After that the heavy rain and high winds move in and I spent the rest of the day trying to stay dry and to keep my tent on the ground. Eventually Mother Nature won and I decided to pull up what was left of the stakes in the ground and go home and return another day.  


November 13, 2020

Updating Belt Bag for Hunting

 I made up this block to place in my belt bag for my cartridges that I made for hunting. Will see how it works.

Powder Horn Strap

 Completed leather powder horn strap. 3/4” wide tapering to 1/2” finished up with iron D-rings and a iron buckle.

Customer order.

Axe Carriage/Sheath


Shot Bag #70


November 4, 2020

Customer Belt Bag


Father & Son Belt Bags


A finished order for a father and son.  A belt bag and  belt for the son and a bag for dad. The bags are made from the same pattern, To make them a little different I lined the inside of the flap with a blue pattern and the other is grey.
I also dyed one a little lighter in color then the other.