Mr. Slow Fingereater

This here is a grinder I built after spending a day in the shop with T.C. Collins. This is a wonderful tool, and I have some ideas for improving it. 6*48″ belts are expensive, and tough to get in high grit counts.

The edge on the hardened plate I added to this grinder has been prepped by putting a nice, consistent radius on it. I actually used 4 different radiuses on the plate, and engineered it so that I can flip the plate around and end up with different plunge radii.

I come off of my hardcore, and immediately go to this grinder. You lay your blade on it with the edge running parallel to belt rotation. This pulls all of your grind lines parallel to your edge, and allows you to make your plunges dead nuts.

The trick here is getting a grinder that has screws for adjusting the drum, not cams. I had to get in there with a die grinder, and relieve a bunch of ribs that were cast into the platen in order to get the drum to move enough. If you don’t do that, you’ll never get the belt on the thing. The centerline of that idler drum probably moved at least 1" back from it’s original position. A bunch more than I had anticipated.

If you are thinking about making one, email me 1st. I’ll give you some pointers, and save you some headaches.

Introducing NADEN KNIVES

A Fellhoelter / Willumsen Collaboration

Brian Fellhoelter and Mikkel Willumsen Announce Collaboration


Atlanta, GA — May 28, 2009 — NADEN Knives

In 2007, Brian Fellhoelter and Mikkel Willumsen met at the Blade Show in Atlanta.

They immediately became friends communicating via email often across the various continents. A big topic of discussion was collaborating on knives together.

Fast forward to Blade 2008, the topic was seriously discussed, and both men thought very seriously about it, agreeing that they should collaborate.

Brian and his wife Cristie traveled to Copenhagen in the summer of 2008, and spent two weeks at Mikkels. A plan was put in motion. Knives were to be made.

Both men set themselves to designing knives for the project, and it was agreed to remake a popular knife of Mikkel’s, the Mansum.

Mikkel drew up a Fixed Blade, and Brian refined it.

Each man designed a new IKBS flipper, Mikkel designed the “Jumper

Brian’s first flipper design, the "Storm", was made to compliment the fixed blade.

Plane tickets were bought, material purchased, and Brian set himself to engineering the knives.

Months of hard work and planning are ready to be shown to the public. Just in time for Blade, 2009.

Introducing NADEN Knives.

North America and DENmark

Please visit us at Blade Show tables 13BB and 13CC

All knives have Titanium Frames or Liners, CPM154 or Chad Nichols Damascus Blades

Scales are various configurations of Titanium, G10, and Carbon Fiber.

All pictures are links to the entire collection of that model. Click them, take a look.

Storm Fixed Blade - Damascus Prototype
Storm Fixed Blade
Jumper, IKBS Flipper - Titanium Bolstered Linerlock
Jumper, IKBS Flipper
Storm Folder / IKBS Flipper - Titanium Framelock
Storm Folder / IKBS Flipper
Mansum - All Titanium Framelock

For more information,

Brian Fellhoelter
(760) 223-2503

Mikkel Willumsen
+45 31 17 6333