Hey Ray, et al I know this is a messed up saw, but for five bucks resistance was futile even though there is a need for precious space. This is a shortened steel back saw. Nine inch now from what was probably a 14 or 16 " saw. The stamp would most likely have been centered. (unless you were Howel). The closed beech london pattern handle has 2 fasteners that have probably also been changed some years ago. They look like rivets that have been pushed through small brass washers. The stamp says "I. H. Sorby Sheffield German Steel". I know we have discussed the Sorbys over the years and when I first saw it I remembered that the I H Sorby name was a secondary line for the Lockwood company and it was used on many of their products, not just saws. This one was different. I don't remember seeing German Steel with the dot between the words but this may not be unusual since memory is a fickle thing now. I am interested if anyone else has an example. Does this saw predate the Lockwood eras? Here are some pics, enjoy. Joe S.