This is exciting! From the RIFFE website:
"JAY RIFFE was ten years old when he started spearfishing off the Southern California Coast with a hand spear. At age fifteen he was spearfishing competitively, and by age twenty-two became the Pacific Coast Champion. Jay then placed in the Nationals, landing a spot on the World Spearfishing Team. Later, he set three World Records… all with his own handcrafted spearguns.
Early on, this one experienced diver saw a need for spearguns that are silent, powerful, accurate, and highly maneuverable. So Jay Riffe combined his professional machine tool engineering with his passion for spearfishing to create 4 different series of spearguns comprised of 41 distinct models of ergonomically designed, handcrafted teak and metal spearguns of unsurpassed quality and optimum performance.
RIFFE INTERNATIONAL, INC. has earned the reputation for building a premier speargun for the Silent Hunter. Today, RIFFE is proud to offer their customers, not only the most advanced speargun, but a variety of diving accessories supporting all levels of diving. Our goal is to continue producing the highest quality products for the diving enthusiast."
"Selective divers set their sights on only those few prize game fish they will enjoy bringing home"