My guns are constructed and created
in the style of the traditional Australians and South
African spear guns.
Based on professional experience,
I firmly believe that wood lamination gives the wood assembly
more strenghth and durability then that of single wood
is why I choose to make the guns using laminated aged
Burmeese Teak and accented it with Ash for increased strength
and aesthetic appearance.
Starting with selected dense,
straight grain stock plank (aged well over 20 years) and
going through the following processes:
Planed down to size, additionally
cured, laminated and glued in opposite grain directions
to increase stability.
all profiles, contours and radiuses, the stock is hand
carved and sanded to the desired shape and dimensions.
Then the wood stock is saturated
in 3 consequent steps with liquid epoxy sealer. Followed
by hand sanding between applications with fine sand paper
to achieve perfectly smooth surface finish.
For the final protective finish,
the stock is coated several times with a marine Envirotex
UV-Epoxy that creates a long-lasting hard coat finish.
All the hardware, muzzle, handle,
reel etc., are then mounted and assembled into the spear
gun stock. Finally, after balancing, the product is complete.
Unlike most manufacturers, my spear guns come
pre-balanced and ready to use!
spear guns are made with a fully encapsulated polyethylene
guide track assuring accuracy, noise reduction and eliminating
The guide tracks are machined
from Polyethylene material known as Tivar®*. This
material provides specific versatility, not found in any
other industrial polymers. It has characteristics which
make it much more durable and superior to any other materials
used by spear gun producers.
has one of the lowest co-efficients for friction (0.12)
which is very close to Teflon (0.08) and much less then
that of Delrin (0.32) – the one wildly used in making
custom spear guns. Tivar displays excellent high shock
strength, has high-abrasion resistance and outwears steel
6 to 1. It is chemical resistant, non-absorbent and assists
*Tivar® is a registered
trademark of Menesa Corporation.
one of my spear guns are equipped with a built-in reinforced
stainless steel muzzle. Constructed from laser cut 1/4"
thick stainless steel plate to provide additional support
and strength to the rubber band's channel. This allows
adding more bands without effecting the structural integrity
on the wood stock.
The muzzle also has an added extension
wich can be used as an anchoring point on the shooting
cable – used in competitions or commercial spear
gun handles I make are the only ones constructed in stainless
steel. The handle frame was laser cutted 1/4" stainless
steel plate with added side grips. These side grips are
crafted from rock-hard commercial grade Buna-N-Rubber
black rubber with a hardness durometer of 70. The handle
shape was designed and created in a manner to provide
a more friendly and anatomically/ergonomical feeling.
The side grips are cut from solid rock hard rubber plate
then individually carved and sculpted until reaching the
desired comfortable hand/palm feel.
Specially designed slip-resistant grooves
are machined on the sides of the rubber grips.
For the trigger mechanism on the spear
gun I chose the Alexander trigger. This mechanism is proven
to be superior for its durablilty, strength and handling.
is very light, short trigger pull, assuring smooth operation,
which is essential when using multiple-band high-power
The trigger mechanism manufactured
by Alexander comes with a lifetime guarantee against defects
or failure during normal usage with properly-matched spear
Alexander's modular design trigger
mechanism is constructed from solid 316 grade stainless
steel providing exceptional performance.
This is quite a difference from
the press punch formed sheet metal trigger devices used by many "big name"
mass production manufacturers.
The spear shafts by Mori are made
from 17-4 grade spring Stainless Steel and heat treated
to a hardness of 46 Rockwell. The shafts are threaded
with a 5/16" x 24 fine threads to accept the spear
tips or spear tip adapter.
5/16" diameter shafts are equipped with 3 cocking
tabs (fins) for loading the rubber bands wish bone cords.
The 3/8" diameter shafts are equipped with 4 cocking
fins for the additional bands on the longer/larger guns.
Mori's shafts are specially manufactured
with precision in straightness (capable of reaching maximum
deviation of .005"). Results like this are non-existent
in the process used by other manufacturers.
SIDE STOCK WINGS/STABILIZERS
Channel/Island spear gun (58"), Performance (60"), and
Blue Fin (65") guns are constructed with permanently attached,
specially designed side stock (delta wing) stabilizers.
(58") spear gun is equipped only with front muzzle
(delta) wing side stabilizer. This wing design provides
more stability and (at the same time) aligns the power
bands in parallel line with the spear shaft.
(60") and Blue Fin
(65") guns are constructed with the same front muzzle
(delta) wing and a specially profiled rear stabilizing
wing stock in order to improve stability and accuracy.