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!

June 21, 2023

Turkey Season 2023

 Another spring Turkey season has come and gone and another unused tag added to the pot of soup. I chose to attend three different events in a row this year. Along with other personal activities that took place it didn’t leave me time to spend in the woods hunting. I made it out for one day at the end of the season. The birds were there but just weren’t interested in what I was offering. It was a good day to be in the woods. Hopefully I have better luck for round two, the fall hunt!

Martin’s Station, Spring of 2023

 Had a great time in early May for the event at Martin’s Station. As you can see from the photos we had changing weather but no matter what the weather is, it’s beautiful.

Finished Order

 Completed leather sheaths and carriage for a few edged accoutrements.

Shot Bag #82


Shot bag completed for a customer. The bag is made from 3/4 oz.Veg tanned leather while the flap is made from two pieces of 2/3 oz. stitched back to back and edge is burnish to a finish. Sheep hide was used to finish off the opening to the bag and the large pocket on the front of the bag. Strap is 1 1/4” wide tapering to fit a 1” iron buckle. The bag is 7” wide by 6 1/2” deep, large front pocket completely hand stitched with linen thread, dyed a dark brown then treated with neats-foot oil and finished with a mixture of bee’s wax.

Large Bottle Canteen

 24 oz. Wine bottle covered in 3/4 oz. Veg tanned leather. Dyed a dark brown and treated with a bee’s wax mixture. The strap is 3/4” wide fitted with a iron forged buckle.