The Mace of the Republic
The Mace of the Republic is a ceremonial mace and one of the oldest symbols of the United States government. It symbolizes the governmental authority of the United States, and more specifically, the legislative authority of the House of Representatives.
The symbol of the mace has been noted as one of the U.S. government's most important historical symbols: an eagle with its wings spread wide seated on top of a globe that bestrides a bundle of 13 rods, representative of the original 13 states.
A gold version is notably worn by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
I was asked to create a silver version, for an American Military Man, stationed overseas. He asked me to make one for him (with a darker finish), as well, for his three daughters. He will be wearing his 3.5" silver version proudly on November 3rd, 2020.
This became an important project for me.
Even in Canada, I felt the weight of it, here, now, and into the future.
*Let me know if you would like the back engraved with a name.
This piece represents 21 hours of carving time.