Reverse trigger mechanism for wooden speargun is in the final phase of development and production! It will be ready in a few weeks lease wait for posted pictures and all the other technical details. It is an reverse trigger mechanism of high load capacity with a classic installation, without pins.

More on this very soon…

Achilles is also preparing a new series of spearguns named ACHILLES INVERSO! The new series will be produced in three traditional lengths, which will be available in April 2013th.



The Speargun Achilles occurred as a result of my long-standing love , that is spearfishing.  A particular aspiration for designing wood and a bunch of other ideas for improving the characteristics of spear guns that a hunter somehow feels after many years of testing and fishing with different types and models of guns, led me to the decision to make spear guns myself.

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That is how the idea of manufacturing my own spear gun, in which all these essential requirements were built-in, has matured. Continued…



Mechanism: A flawless operating mechanism plays a key role for any spear gun. A simple design and reliable operation of the mechanism is the basis on which David has plotted and calculated.  The mechanism is made entirely of stainless steel marked A4; a good finger sense however is complemented by the 8 mm thickness of the trigger.

Laser cutting of the steel and bending of the body on CNC machines are the guarantee for a flawless operation. By using PVC washers, the problem of salt crystallization inside moving parts has been successfully resolved. The only recommended maintenance is a periodic washing in fresh water. There is virtually no wear out and, therefore, the life of the mechanism is very long.





Since I can remember, I have felt great in the water. My diving even overtook my swimming skills, as my parents could tell. By the time I grew up, my diving only “got deeper”.

Despite the period of “Jaws”, years and years of tireless diving followed (where a high heart rate and shortness of breath were not significant), which brought me to adulthood. Continued…



Wooden spearguns Achilles are made from teak wood, equipped with anatomically shaped handle, stainless steel AISI 316 mechanism, capacity of 330 kg with line releas, stainless steel harpoon shark-fin, best power bands, excellent reel with stainless steel holder and Dyneema rope diameter of 1.5 mm. Wooden speargun Achilles has a 9 layer coating by a two-component PU nautical varnish with UV protection.

ACHILLES 96 R  – “PONTARHOS”                                                                  840,00 €

Achilles 96 R leftSpeargun equipment:
-3 x powerbands 14,5 mm with Dyneema wishbone,
-reel Hunt Tribal 80 stainless steel (AISI 316) with 40 m Dyneema 1,5 mm
-Shaft tempered steel, dim. 140 cm, x 6,5 mm, one barb, 3 Shark fins
-Shaft cord 1, 4 mm (kite line) – 315 kg
-line tension system,

  • -teak wood,
  • -reverse trigger mech. stainless steel (AISI 316) Achilles (330 kg)


ACHILLES ULTIMO 103                                                                                         990,00 €

Setup za Achilles Ultimo 045Speargun equipment:
– 2x powerband 16,5 mm with Dyneema wishbone
– reel (Ermes Leonardo 93) with Dyneema 1,5 mm (100 m) and Ballbearing Swifel (350 kg )
– Line Tension System
– Kite line 1,4 mm (315 kg)
– reverse trigger mech. stainless steel (AISI 316) Achilles
– Shaft tempered steel dim. 130 cm x 7 mm, 4 shark fins, double barb with double length cord
-three layers of carbon

ACHILLES ULTIMO 103 purchase options:
Slip-tip shaft 130 cm x 7 mm …………………………..85,00 €
Big fish set up – extra powerband system
……………..75,00 €


Contact: Aleš Mencinger – Menci
Phone.: +386 (0)40 229 602
e-mail: achilles.spearguns (at)



A new concept which is increasingly being used nowadays when talking about sporting achievements in freediving or apnea has its roots in ancient history and is today one of the so-called extreme sports.

I am talking about a sports activity that combines experiencing the beauty of the underwater world with experiencing oneself. With the development of organizations such as AIDA, CMAS and Apnea Academy, organised trainings of freedivers began in the late 1990’s. Continued…



Handles for the spearguns Achilles are unique because they are entirely hand made. They consist of several layers of different types of wood such as teak, wenge, oak, maple, ash, duisse, cherry …

The right choice of wood gives many opportunities for unique colour variations and combinations, giving the  spear gun it’s own distinctive character, and good visibility under the water. Continued…



Most of the underwater hunters take a boat early in the morning, jump into the water and begin to hunt. However, problems soon arise with shortness of breath  (apnea), that is when the need to breathe is so strong that we have the feeling that we “just can’t do it.”

No one takes the time to accustom the organs to different loads acting on the body under water. The solution is in knowing the exercises for faster performance diving reflex, which is just waiting in our bodies for someone to wake it! Continued…