Billy Klapper Spurs
Billy Klapper is one of the very few spur makers who remain alive, that were trained by the spur makers of old. Pulling his experience and influence from other makers such as Adolph Bayers, Klapper, now 70 years old learned to make the spurs himself.
Although Klapper began to make spurs earlier than 1966, this was the time when he began to mark them with individual serial numbers and markings. He has over 680 patterns that he made spurs from, but he also accommodates any custom spur designs.
Working with a small coal forge in his Pampa workshop, he makes one piece spurs from dawn until dusk and his dedication and the quality of his designs help them sell themselves. Klapper is also one of the remaining makers that would be able to copy old designs from other makers or repair broken or damaged items or replace lost ones. He currently makes around 200 pairs of spurs a year but due to the waiting list, that is longer than 12 months, getting a pair made may be impossible.
The custom Klapper spurs often turn up on eBay and sell for over $1000 per pair. These spurs are well worth collecting and will be an excellent addition to any you already own.