Very cool Masonic gavel. The gavel does not feel like its made from wood, perhaps bakelite? The gavel comes with it's original box from F.N. Kistner Co Chicago Illinois. The box is water stained. There is a blue felt keepsake included also. Masonic symbol on one end. Inscribed Edith Brumley-worthy matron-Boulevard Chapter 588 D.E.S. 1939. The gavel is 8" in length, the box is 8.5"