This is an antique sterling silver Masonic trowel from the Palms Lodge No 512, Los Angeles, CA. On the front of the trowel it says Palms Lodge No 512, Los Angeles, Cal. It has the initials, R&AM, is what I see, it may be different, it's a very fancy font. It is stamped sterling on the back of the trowel, as shown in the last picture. The handle is wood.