Glad you all enjoy these, @manoamatt, amazing. So cool, thank you for sharing that! I am going to try and print those out and send to my dad.
Here's a few closeups.
Here is another fun one - his Hawaiian sling. "This was for clear water. In Alabama you couldn't use this except maybe in a bay or something. Orange Beach, Alabama, maybe in semi-shallow water. This was a clear water weapon - Key West, Miami, Soldier's Key, Ragged Key. This sling was hand-made out of a segment of bamboo, tube like you'd find at a dive shop, and the metal cup at the end to hold the proximal end of the spear, which was something you could find at dive shops in Florida. You would wrap this yourself, hiding all the knots under the rest of the string. Favorite shot with this - coming up on a big grouper in a cave and aiming right at his head"
You may have noticed the yellow paint all over it. My dad's memory is kinder, when I asked him to see what he would say about the yellow paint, he said he thought maybe it was because some one spilled yellow paint on it. Actually, it was yellow because my dad did not like to get dive gear mixed up with other peoples' gear, so he would put all our gear in a pile and spray everything, even the masks, with yellow spray paint so we could tell which was ours. I remember scratching yellow spraypaint dots off my mask...a lot...with my fingernails when I was a kid.