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!

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.


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