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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.
Please Read Ordering Instructions:
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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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Outstanding Product May 23, 2016
Reviewer: Marines from Stafford, VA United States  
The Rudis turned out awesome and is going to be a wonderful retirement gift!  The service was fast and very professional.  I would highly recommend this company!
Semper Fi!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent Quality and Service May 20, 2016
Reviewer: Walter Reed from Alexandria, VA United States  
Rudis with custom engraving to commemorate a colleague's departure. Excellent craftsmanship. Ordering was a breeze and the finished product was as detailed as the digital proof.

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Gorgeous, but one thing missing May 12, 2016
Reviewer: Paul Russo from Slemon Park, PE Canada  
Beautiful, lightweight sword
Engraving on blade was gorgeous
Requested engraving on hilt was missing

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Rudis May 6, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Havelock, NC United States  
My second purchase for retiring Marines.  A huge "hit" and appropriate for such an event.  This gives a new flavor for a gift that can be mounted in a unique way, vice a standard plaque or wall photo.  Highest recommendation.

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Excellent service May 6, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Sanford, NC United States  
Just solid experience all around. Very pleased with the turn around time given the amount of information I wanted engraved on Rudis for two soldiers retiring from the section. Highly recommend.

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