A New Kind of Whip
Originally invented by Robert Amper (see home page, and videos), it is my honor that this whip design bears his name.
The Amper Style features a very noseheavy (weight is forward to the tip) cow whip thong with two plaited bellies. It has a little added binding at the transition, the thong is epoxied into a completely handmade exotic wood handle. This whip comes with a stamped and signed certificate of authenticity for the handle which is numbered, three falls with quick-change cracker loops, (both weighted and non-weighted) and five crackers (tapered dyneema-style and tapered sinew). The fall hitch can be Traditional, Cow Whip Twist, or an English Eye/English Eye with a Twist.
~A special thank you to Mario Desgronte for the beautiful photos of the Amper Style #001~
Handles: These handles are completely handmade. It takes from 3-5 hours, depending upon the wood species, to complete each handle. I use a drill to hollow the cup, otherwise it is all hand tools. A rasp, a vise, a layout compass, a pencil. Sandpaper. Handmade.
#002, Acid Dark Brown 7' 16 plait with two plaited bellies, featuring a Cow Whip Twist Fall Hitch. 14" handcut Cumaru handle.
#003 Black, Charcoal Gray and Crimson 6' Amper Style 16 plait with two plaited bellies and an English Eye with a Twist. 14" handcut Figured Jatoba handle.
#004 Black, Yellow, Imperial Red 6' Amper Style, (This pattern is not available with an English Eye) 14" Wenge handle.
#005 Black with Burgundy accent. 6' 16 plait Amper Style with Twisted English Eye, 12.5" Purpleheart handle.
#006- 6' 16 plait Amper Style whip in Acid Dark Brown with Twisted English Eye and some Bird's Eye plait,
14" Bocoté handle.
#008- 6' with 14" Bocoté handle, in Rust with Midnight Blue accents.
#009- Black with Purpleheart handle
#011- 10' in Burgundy with 14" Bloodwood handle and Bird's Eye plait accent