Yes, this gong comes with a mallet.
Because they are handcrafted, there is a slight variation in the diameter of each gong.
The Symbols that are etched on the gong are Tibetan Buddhist style, and each one is different, cause they do each one by hand, that is how it works, and of course, the gong itself is made in India, because that is a safe place for Tibetans these days. In case you didn't know. Some folks don't.