Leather Shot Bags & Accouterments for the French & Indian War.
February 22, 2021
Sheaths for a pair of knives
Accoutrements of Necessity
One is my ball mold, ladle, and bar lead carried in a deerskin pouch.
The other is a cleaning kit that is set up for my fowler or my rifle. It’s to use once back in camp for a little better job on cleaning.
I’m using a tinder horn, made by Ron Vail to store the items needed to clean my firearms. The tinder horn works well for this, because of the shape, it fits well in the bottom of my pack or rolled up in a blanket roll.
I have a small cleaning kit in each shot bag also.
February 12, 2021
Shot Bags 71 & 72
Here are photos of two shot bags completed for customers. The first is 7” by 7” the second is 7” by 9” there is a small inside pocket in both and the bags have a 1” wide gusset tapering to about 1/2” giving a little added room. The straps are both fitted with a iron buckle and a tab for a pick & brush. The flap is held down with a button. The bags are completely hand stitched, dyed a dark brown and treated with nests foot oil and bee’s wax.