Before the door of all lodges stands a Tyler “with a drawn sword in his hand.”
Customarily it is a straight blade; such a shining shaft of steel as was carried by Knights of olden times. Properly no Tyler’s sword is ever carried in a scabbard; it’s symbolism requires it to be ever ready at hand to “keep off cowans and eavesdroppers.”
The compass stands prominent on the center the cross guard, interwoven into a tapestry of Masonic symbols. One point of the compass is under the square which indicates a 2nd Degree (Fellowcraft Degree). The artwork and symbols found along the cross guard in relief of blackened metal and gold. At the ends of each cross guard is a moon and a sun. The handle of the sword is golden with blue fabric and detailed fittings. The pommel of the sword is the five sided star interwoven with a G in blackened metal and gold set against a blue background.