Hello all, When I first started saw collecting there were one or two people who paid for saws what I paid for this and I thought "Which lunatic would pay that for a saw?" Well I have now become a fully certified member of the asylum!!! And having got the saw there is an outside chance that it has been shortened. Which, if correct would be a bit of a downer. I say this because the blade of the saw at the handle end is not at right angles to the back. (See photo no.3). This is the second time that I have seen this on a saw and I am not sure whether it is original or a later user adaptation. But if it has been done later it has been done well and in defence of it being original, the depth of the back is in proportion to blade length, although the handle looks a little on the large side for such a small saw and the stamp is very asymmetrically placed. Any ideas on this anyone. Anyway, come what may the stamp is a beauty with the "London" so low on the back that it is disappearing off it. Also note the slight downward distortion in the back where the stamp has been applied. Fred HSMOB has Howel for 1806 only. Are there any better dates in existence for him.