The Punch is a “closed end” spear pole. The stainless steel tube is configured so that the spear inside the high tube propels outwards and abruptly stops at the end of the barrel, preventing the spear from shooting further than the end of the barrel.
|Barrel length:||Tube 30 inches / 76 cm (butt of spear pole 1/3 inch, 1cm)|
|Barrel material:||Very high quality stainless steel grade 316L|
|Bands:||3/8in OD 1/8in ID Band/Sling Thick Walled Latex Rubber Tubing, length 13 inches, 33 cm|
|Handle:||Black ¾” EVA grip over stainless steel tube|
|Spear tip:||3 prong hardened steel|
|Safety:||No safety included with The Punch|
Lionfish Slayer® is made of 316L Stainless Steel. What does this mean and why should you care? You can’t get a better material for use in saltwater or for hunting Lionfish. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Surgical stainless steel is an informal term which refers to certain grades of stainless steel that are used in bio-medical applications. The most common “surgical steels” are austenitic 316 stainless.
316 stainless steel, also referred to as “Marine Grade Stainless Steel”. 316 stainless is a common choice of material for bio-medical implants. 316 Implants and equipment that are put under pressure (bone fixation screws, prostheses, body piercing jewelry) are made out of austenitic steel, often 316L. Surgical steel is also used in the manufacture of body piercing jewelry and body modification implants.
- Safer for you and your dive buddy in that the spear projects only about 70% of the entire length beyond the length of the spear pole.
- Safer for you and your dive buddy because the speared Lionfish is now held at the end of the spear pole and is immobilized. The Lionfish is not moving.
- Safer for the reef as there is less risk that the reef is going to be damaged by the spear tip that is contained by the shaft.
- When the Lionfish is speared, the entire spear pole is still contained by the stainless steel tube making it faster to trim the spines off the fish and then put into your goodie bag or better yet, into a “Lionfish Zookeeper“
- Faster to reload as it is a simple action to re-cock the Lionfish Slayer® and shoot again.
Why the Lionfish Slayer® ranks above it’s competitors
- The Lionfish Slayer® can be clipped off to your BC with a retractor clip leaving your hands available for other things while not hunting Lionfish such as underwater photography, lobstering, spearfishing, collecting or just siteseeing.
- The compact size of the Lionfish Slayer® will not weigh you down with yet another diving gadget! By clipping it off to your BC, it is out of the way until you stumble along the Lionfish.
- The shorter overall length makes it easier to travel with.
- Much safer to use and to transport! The spear tip is tucked safely inside the tube while cocked and uncocked. You and your buddy are in no danger of getting stabbed during your dive or at your safety stop….not to mention handling during your surface time on the boat.
- By always having the Lionfish Slayer® with you, you have the choice to kill the Lionfish and leave it on the bottom while continuing your dive or snip off the venomous spines and safely take it home for dinner.
- The three prong spear tip will keep the Lionfish firmly in place on the ocean floor while you snip off the spines instead of spinning on the spear tip risking a chance for a sting.
- The Lionfish Slayer® is perfect for hunting all small game on the reef and not just Lionfish.