The quest is over, we finally found what we were looking for! It's called the Hausgrind and is a grinder handcrafted in the UK by two gentlemen of Portobello, the chippily subversive seaside suburb of Edinburgh. They call themselves Made by Knock. One of the gentlemen is Peter Kilpatrick and the second remains in secret. Apparently he's under a witness protection program or something like that. Doesn't really matter, does it? What does matter though is that the Hausgrind is the best hand grinder we ever got our hands on. While the solid build and grind consistency might be matched by other hand grinders the two fellows achieved an unrivaled handling combined with a spectacular design in real handcrafted piece of equipment.
The grind consistency is a best as it's currently possible and the grind setting doesn't drift at all due to its very clever design. Speaking of grind settings: the grind can be dialed in continuously from very fine for espresso to very coarse for french press. We at Bear Brothers and Cow are all in love with this piece of craftsmanship and so should you.