My involvement in the sport of diving
started from an early age in my life.
I designed, developed and built my
first spear gun when I was only 15 years old. Starting
with a model, which I carved from plaster of Paris, then
the local boat propeller's shop cast it in marine bronze.
Even by today's standard the design was very unique. It
had only one moving part, functioning as both the spear
latching mechanism and trigger release.
Needless to say, years later I graduated
with a degree in mechanical engineering. In the 80's I
managed and ran a dive shop in the Florida Keys. That
allowed me to engage in my favorite activities - spear
fishing and underwater photography.
During that time, I also developed
a very powerful liquid CO2-powered spear gun.
Later, during my employment working
as a corporate engineer, I was involved in development
and manufacturing on a variety of specialty products for
the Defense, Aero-Space and Medical Industries.
Working in this position enabled me
to establish many contacts and good professional relations
to a number of specialty shops. These shops provide services
in laser/water jet cutting, micro welding, precision machining,
which is essential in the support of manufacturing certain
components for my product.
In the years after, I have been traveling
and diving around the world - from the Pacific, Atlantic
and Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and including
the Black Sea. This gave me opportunity to meet with a
lot of spear fishermen, to exchange opinions and ideas
on improvements in spear fishing equipment.
Currently I am devoting all my time
to my main objective: to develop, design and produce exceptional
spear guns and equipment. My products are made for the
discriminative spear gun enthusiast – the one who
is looking for that unique custom made specialty equipment.
I am striving to manufacture and produce a unique product,
which will combine the esthetics with the best materials
and structural design innovations.
All of this is what makes Hamilton
Spear Guns unique and held to the highest professional
standards, that I am proud to bear my signature.