Born in 1966, Andy Cadman is the older brother of well-known silversmith Darrel Cadman and a half-brother of renowned smiths Gary and Sunshine Reeves. This group of relatively young smiths (35 to 40 years old) all learned much of their trade from David Reeves (Gary and Sunshine's full-brother who is now deceased). The Cadman brothers and the Reeves brothers, therefore, share a common element of apprenticeship and exhibit certain similarities in their work. Andy is a jovial big bear of a fellow and his friends and family call him "Ben."
This uniform-width shank has a diamond appliquée in front and repoussée forms on the sides of the shank. Andy brushed this with steel wool and oxidized it so that the deep stampwork contrasts nicely with the matte finish.
Hallmarked "A. CADMAN" and stamped "Sterling" inside the shank.
Uniform width of shank: 3/8"