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Military and Police discount code is: GOUSA

100% Made in the USA

Military Orders:
It's best to use your personal email address.

Ordering Instructions:
Order the items and options (guard, backside, etc) here. Check out and you will receive an order number.
Email the layout to cd@woodenswords.com referencing the order number. Attach any graphics you would like on the rudis.
You will receive an email from us with a proof that MUST be approved by you in order for us to make your item. If the order must be rushed or have expedited shipping you will receive a quote for extra charges.

If you need the Rudis delivered by a certain date please note it on the order to ensure proper delivery time. Allow extra time for APO/FPO orders.
Price: $54.99

Date of Requested Delivery

Must choose a weekday date. No weekends.

Day of the Month*:
Backside Engraving: Email cd@woodenswords.com

No Backside Engraving
Include Backside Engraving [Add $10.00]
MILITARY ONLY: Include Backside Engraving [Add $5.00]
Guard Engraving: Email cd@woodenswords.com

No Guard Engraving
Guard Engraving - One Side [Add $5.00]
Guard Engraving - Both Sides [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.

  • We can engrave a corporate logo, military insignia, and/or text in a variety of fonts.
  • View the display photos for examples of engravings or visit our Facebook Page.

Engraving including an image: Email us at cd@woodenswords.com with any of the following....
  • A .jpg insignia file and engraving text.
  • Graphics or additional engraving information.
  • A powerpoint layout of your proposed design. We will work with you on the proof.

New unit graphics cost more if we do not have it or cannot find it. We require a high resolution black and white image.

Extra color: We can add one color painting by hand, but more than that becomes difficult. Contact us to discuss it. $15 minimum charge.

Military personnel discount code for use at checkout: GOUSA

See Sizing tab for more information.

If you do not get a tracking number 3-4 days before your due date, contact us! We do up to 100 of these a week, and sometimes things are missed. Please do not wait until the due date to say you haven't received your item.

Only the Emperor could grant 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.

Rudis Presentation Bag - Organza - Gold Rudis Presentation Bag - Silk
Price: $2.50

Price: $11.95


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Love the Rudis April 21, 2017
Reviewer: Dave W from Camp Lejeune, NC  
Have ordered two Rudis swords in a month and am beyond impressed with the ease of website use, prompt responses with proofs and other communication, prices, specifications, detail, and delivery. Will absolutely reorder and recommend. Thank you for your service!!!

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Great Products April 21, 2017
Reviewer: Joseph M. from Valrico, FL United States  
Have ordered routinely from this business and the quality is always phenominal and turnaround is quick.  Can't find a better place for what they have.

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Thank you April 20, 2017
Reviewer: skylar simpson from FPO, AP United States  
The rudis was very impressive and well put together. Excellent work.

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Beautiful craftsmanship April 16, 2017
Reviewer: Nicholas McMonigle from Minneapolis, MN United States  
The rudis arrived within about seven-ten days of ordering it. It was made exactly to design request, and it looks even better in person (believe it or not). An amazing gift for an outgoing commander/service member. Our CO was speechless.

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Military Retirement Gift April 12, 2017
Reviewer: Tom  
Fantastic experience. I have used PHA for several Rudis gifts, often times last minute....and the team always comes through for me with a top-shelf quality product that amazes the recipient once received. Thanks for everything!

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