All Flatline spearguns are custom made from 100% reclaimed, salvaged or repurposed wood. Not only is this better for the environment, but it also allows people the opportunity to own a piece of history. There are numerous benefits of this old growth wood. Older trees have tighter grains, higher oil concentrations, and tend to be harder. Other benefits include being grown in a time when environmental pollution was not around to hinder the growth of the wood, and damage the cellular structure. Old growth wood was exposed less to fertilizers, industrial pollution, and pesticides. The tighter grain and stronger cell structure increases the stability of the wood laminates.
River rescued Cypress
The river rescued cypress used in Flatline spear guns was all recovered from the bottom of the St. Johns River after being submerged for over 150 years. Most of this cypress was harvested pre 1865, and the trees were 150+ years old before being harvested. Not only does this re-purposed wood serve as excellent spear gun material, the grain and beauty of the wood in unmatched. I now offer guns made from this beautiful Florida grown wood, combined with Burmese teak, mahogany, or Almendro.
The salvaged wood used in Flatline spear guns comes from a range of places including sunken boats, scraped boats in boat yards, from old hand built furniture and even from buildings. I have several pieces of mahogany, teak, and Burmese teak, that have all been collected from of a variety of vessels with amazing history, and ready to make more history as someone's custom spear gun.
The wood journey
Each piece of wood is hand-selected, precisely measured, planed, laminated and hand-sanded to perfection before becoming a part of your one-of-a-kind speargun. Each piece has a history and its own story to tell.