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!

December 25, 2021

December 23, 2021

Ax Carriage & knife

 A customer ordered a ax carriage but also wanted his knife and sheath to be part of the rig. It was a little of a challenge but it all worked out. He also had me replace the leather on his shot pouch that he had purchased from me early but was damaged.

17th Century Belt Wallet


Shot Bag, #77


October 28, 2021


                               A weekend reunion with a few of Wulff’s Ranging Company.

                                                                     “Right to Left”

                Capt. Matt Wulff, Sgt. Jim Cummings, Pvt. Bill Lollini and Lt. Darrel Lang


Together Again

The customer was very happy with the new sheath I made for his short sword. Here are a few photos of the sword back in it shoulder carriage.


October 27, 2021

Fishing Kit

My wife gave me this horn winder for my fishing kit on my B-day a few days back. She picked it up from Wild Willy at the event we attended a few weeks back. 
Today I fitted it with some light waxed hemp and added a sinew leader and hook. While I was at it I updated my kit, going to a larger tin and adding wool to the bottom and inside the lid to hold the extra hooks.
Now no more rattling. Next I need to make up a bag to put it in, cloth or leather?
In the kit I have the new winder, second winder is horn all so set up with light waxed linen line fixed with a small wire hook, split shot and cork bobber. Extras are wire hooks, cork bobber, split shot, extra sinew, bee’s wax and a frog spear.


October 14, 2021

My New 54 cal. Smothebore

I picked this gun up at a local shoot for a fair price. 
It's a nicely made 54cal. fowler, made by Jack DuPrey a well know Michigan gun maker.

Assorted Sheaths

Here are a few leather sheaths that I made up for customers  new blades and one replacement.

Shot Bag #76


Shot Bag #75


March 30, 2021

Shot Bag #74

                                                 Another shot bag is finished for a customer. 

It’s 7” at the opening and tapers out to 91/4” and is 8” deep with a 1” gusset. The inside pocket is 5” wide by 3” deep. The seams are all welted and everything is hand stitched. The flap is large enough to keep everything secured in the bag yet opens  wide enough to retrieve what you need. The strap is 1” wide with a iron buckle also added is a iron ring to the strap to carry a pick and brush.