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$5 Military discount code is: gousa

Please Note: If your engraving is more than one line, please separate lines with (line break) or send the engraving in an email. Military Orders. Due to your increased security, my emails are blocked sometimes when I send proofs. Its best to use your personal email address.
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Price includes one side of engraving You may either enter text in the box below or you may email the layout to cd@woodenswords.com. If you want engraving on the back side, please select one of the options under "Engraving Backside" - you must email us the back side engraving
If you need the rudis delivered by a certain date please note this on the order to ensure delivery time.

Military discount code is "gousa"
Price: $54.99

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Front Side Engraving:

Engraving Backside

Choose this if you are NOT engraving text on the second side of the blade.
MILITARY: Choose this if you ARE engraving something on the back of the blade. [Add $5.00]must email info cd@woodenswords.com (discounted price for military only)
Engraving Back Side - Must e-mail engraving information to cd@woodenswords.com [Add $10.00]

Engrave Guard*:
No Guard Engraving
Guard Engraving One Side - email to cd@woodenswords.com [Add $5.00]
Guard Engraving Both Sides email cd@woodenswords.com [Add $10.00]

Description SIZING
A Rudis was a gift to a gladiator for a special achievement. This signified his release from a slave to a freeman. Our Rudis is an excellent and unique give for someone who has completed service in the military, retired, or completed an academic achievement.

Rudis can be engraved with corporate logo, military insignia and/or text in many different fonts. We have done Greek Paddles, like Alpha Epsilon Pi and others. One set was for a group of bestmen for a wedding. See below for engraving examples of our extensive military insignia catalog or on facebook. You may email your .jpg insignia file and engraving text to us at cd@woodenswords.com.

HOW TO ORDER: For text only, you may enter the text in the box above. Then choose the option for "back side engraving" Military customers use 'gousa' for a discount code. For graphics or additional engraving information, email us at cd@woodenswords.com

Email us a powerpoint layout of your proposed design. I'll work with you on proof. New unit graphics will cost more if I don't have it or can't find it. I need a hi-resolution black & white picture to work with. I have a good collection now, but there are plenty out there!

I can add one color by painting by hand fairly easy. More than one color gets very difficult. Please contact me first. $15 minimum charge.

Only the Emperor could grand a Gladiator his freedom. That freedom could be obtained if the Gladiator bravely distinguished himself in a particular fight or if he had fulfilled his contract. The symbol of freedom given to a Gladiator was a wooden sword called a Rudis.

Also, EVOCATUS, was the Latin term for a soldier in the Roman Army who had served out his time and obtained a discharge.

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Great Service; Excellent Results April 30, 2016
Reviewer: DMR from Steilacoom, WA United States  
The folks at Purple Armory worked with me to produce a custom rudis. It was a gift for a military retiree to recognize 22 years of service. The rudis is already mounted in a place of honor.

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Exceeded Expectations April 28, 2016
Reviewer: Eric DeLoriea from Lexington, VA United States  
This sword is beautifully done. It is exactly as I requested it be engraved, but it's even better looking in person. I got it to give as a gift, and I'm sure the recipient will love it just as much as I do.

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Rudis April 26, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Ashburn, VA United States  
Really appreciated the quick response to questions and the rapid delivery of product ordered.  Beautiful work.

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Love the style April 22, 2016
Reviewer: Elizabeth Smith from Meridian, MS  
The Rudis is a nice size and gives you plenty of room to write on and put graphics on both sides/the hilt. Great quality and clarity.

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Fantastic April 22, 2016
Reviewer: Daniel Lamb from Indianola, IA United States  
Great service and product. They were quick to respond to all my questions and made the process almost painless. I received my order weeks ahead of my expectation. I will defiantly use them again.
Great Job

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