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$5 Military and Police discount code is: GOUSA

Please Note: If your engraving is more than one line, separate them with (line break) or send the engraving in an email.

Military Orders:
Due to the increased security, our emails are sometimes blocked when we send proofs. It is best to use your personal email address.

Ordering Instructions:
Price includes one side of engraving. Enter text in the box below or email the layout to cd@woodenswords.com. If you want engraving on the back or the guard, please choose the appropriate options. You must email us for back and guard engravings.

If you need the Rudis delivered by a certain date please note it on the order to ensure proper delivery time.
Price: $54.99

Need Date

When including a "Need Date", it must be in MM/DD format. Requests of "ASAP" are invalid.
Front Side Engraving - Email cd@woodenswords.com

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.

Text-only engraving on one side:
Simply fill out the form.

Engraving on Backside or Guard, or 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.

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.

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

Price: $11.95


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Rudis Feedback July 26, 2016
Reviewer: Jon W. from Chesapeake, VA United States  
Great product and very fast delivery.  Nice job!

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Rudis x 2 July 19, 2016
Reviewer: Jordan Cunningham from Atlantic Beach , NC United States  
Both swords arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

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Rudis Purchase Fail and Farewell Gift July 19, 2016
Reviewer: Jason Reese from Alexandria, VA United States  
Christian and his team do exceptional work and I am always taken back about the care and level of detail put into his work.  This is the fifth one we have purchased for members leaving our organization and they are ecstatic when they receive.  Great work, I highly recommend this product as a presentation gift to recognize members of your team!

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Rudis Sword and Case July 14, 2016
Reviewer: Christopher Smith from Naval Station Great Lakes, IL United States  
Our unit has been ordering PCS/retirement gifts from this company for many years and have never let us down.  There have been a few times when I needed a sword last minute due to a Marine leaving early, and the company has always come through.  One time out of countless orders I received a miss-spelling, and the Purpleheart Armoury immediately sent a new sword with the correct spelling.  Excellent customer service.

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Great Product and Service July 7, 2016
Reviewer: Christopher Mooney from Stafford, VA United States  
Rudis is great looking.  engraving is perfect. Service was superb! Service was superb!  Top Recommendation!  Speedy delivery!

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