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!

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.


March 10, 2021

Finished knife sheath for a customer.


Shot Bag # 73

                                                                                                                                                                          Sometimes I take a little time out and put together a shot bag that isn’t for a customer. This is small simple bag, 6” wide by 7” deep, small inside pocket, welted seam and I lined the flap and trimmed it out with a rolled edge. Add a copper button to hold the flap in place. The strap is 1” wide and fitted with a forged iron buckle. It’s all hand stitched, dyed a dark brown and treated with a bee’s wax and bear oil.