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YOU MUST EMAIL YOUR ENGRAVING INFORMATION TO CD@WOODENSWORDS.COM
IF YOUR ORDER MUST BE EXPEDITED OR IF WE MISS A DUE DATE AND YOU HAVE NOT EMAILED US WE CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTRA SHIPPING COSTS.

(Sorry to be so adamant, but customers are putting engraving info in the date field or the comments box and this will NOT get your order done.)

$5 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:
Price includes one side of engraving. Email the layout to cd@woodenswords.com. If you want engraving on the back or the guard, please choose the appropriate options.

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
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Must choose a weekday date. No weekends.

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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]

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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.
IF YOU WANT A BLANK RUDIS, TELL US! OTHERWISE WE WILL WAIT FOR AN EMAIL WITH ENGRAVING FROM YOU. You can put a note in the order comments.

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.

Note:
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.



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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.

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

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Constantly impressed March 21, 2017
Reviewer: George Knight from Saint Johns, FL United States  
My Squadron orders multiple items per month from purple heart armoury and we are never let down.  The Rudis has become the favorite farewell gift amongst our Aircrewman.    Shipping is very fast as well

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rudis March 15, 2017
Reviewer: CORYDON CUSACK from WEST MILTON, OH United States  
Thank you to PHA for being flexible with my requests and need for quick turn-around time/delivery.
I am completely satisfied with the Rudis. They were even able to engrave, then hand paint, an American Flag on it.
The recipient of this rudis was blown away, and will cherish the gift forever.
Great bang for your buck as well.


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Customizable, Affordable, and Beautifully Made! March 14, 2017
Reviewer: Marc V. from Falls Church, VA United States  
My deepest thanks to the people at Purpleheart Armoury for providing a beautiful, perfect engraved wooden rudis to give to my friend!  I'm glad to see that the customization options are very open, and that the engravers are easy to work with and even give you PDF "proofs" of your sword to look at to confirm that everything is correct.  I was worried that my requested font for the engraving was too heavy to burn onto wood without damage, but I was wrong--it worked perfectly!  Thank you again for EVERYTHING, Purpleheart!  :)

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Beautiful Item March 3, 2017
Reviewer: Robert P. Blackmer from Phoenix, AZ United States  
This is a beautiful piece of artwork, superb quality. Better than I thought it was going to be.

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Amazing March 2, 2017
Reviewer: Brendan Hogan from Wading River, NY United States  
It's was amazing. The final product was better than I expected. Even when we had to make changes they worked easily with us to fix it

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