Solid Walnut Gavel, Custom Engraved Gavel Band and Presentation Block
The Walnut Gavel with Sounding Block is a wonderful gift or award to present to anyone in the legal field or who has been in any type of leadership role. The gavel signifies leadership and authority and is presented to people who are in charge. It is common practice to present a gavel to people who are entering or exiting the position of leadership.
This Walnut Gavel with Sounding Block listing is for beautiful Solid Walnut Gavel Set that includes a large Walnut Presentation Block to hold and display the gavel. Included in this set is a 10” Walnut Gavel with custom engraved Gavel Band.
Dimensions: 11” W x 3 1/4” H x 1” D
A gavel is a small ceremonial mallet commonly made of hardwood, typically fashioned with a handle and often struck against a sound block, a striking surface typically also made of hardwood, to enhance its sounding qualities. It is a symbol of the authority and right to act officially in the capacity of a chair or presiding officer. A gavel is used to call for attention or to punctuate rulings and proclamations. According to tradition, Vice President of the United States of America John Adams used a gavel to call the very first Senate to order in New York in the spring of 1789. Since then, it has remained customary to tap the gavel against a lectern or desk to indicate the opening (call to order) and the closing (adjournment) of proceedings, giving rise to the phrase gavel-to-gavel to describe the entirety of a meeting or session. It is also used to keep the meeting itself calm and orderly. The sound of the gavel strike, being abrupt to start and stop, and clearly audible.