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Manufacturer| Cadman, T. R. & Sons
Region| Sheffield, England
Date| last quarter 19th century
Size| 11/16
Point| Square
Shoulder| 1 stabilizer
Jimps| None
Scales| Horn
Steel| Carbon


Manufacturer Cadman, T. R. & Sons
Model Bengall near wedge
Region Sheffield, England
Date last quarter 19th century
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Grind Near Wedge
Size 11/16
Point Square
Shoulder 1 stabilizer
Spine Decoration none
Jimps None
Scales Horn
Steel Carbon
Image 1.JPGT.R. Cadman& Sons Bengall wedge 2.JPGT.R. Cadman& Sons Bengall wedge 3.JPGT.R. Cadman& Sons Bengall wedge 4.JPGT.R. Cadman& Sons Bengall wedge 5.JPG

Bengall is not so much a maker or a model as a trademark. This one has T.R. Cadman& Sons on the reverse. Thomas Cadman (1833-1917) was a descendant Luke Cadman (1727-1788) who first used the trademark Bengall around 1750. Thomas took over the firm towards the last quarter of the 19th century.

The razor itself is almost a true wedge, with only the slightest deviation from the plane on both faces. The point too has an ever so little transgression from a true square towards a spanish point. Similarly, the spine is scantly hollow. Noteworthy is further the relatively long tail.