What does an auctioneer use?

Traditionally an auctioneer would use a gavel, which is a small ceremonial mallet commonly made of hardwood, this would be struck against another piece of wood to indicate a winning bid for the item being sold.
Traditionally an auctioneer would use a gavel, which is a small ceremonial mallet commonly made of hardwood, this would be struck against another piece of wood to indicate a winning bid for the item being sold.