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$5 Military and Police discount code is: GOUSA

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

Military Orders:
Its best to use your personal email address.

Ordering Instructions:
Price includes one side of engraving. Enter text in the box below and email the layout to cd@woodenswords.com. If you want engraving on the back or the guard, please choose the appropriate options. Please email us so we can jump on your order.

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

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:
Fill out form and email us.

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.

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Fantastic September 26, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Des Moines, IA United States  
PH Armoury staff was very helpful and got us this award in a very short amount of time!  The unit was very pleased with this award!

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Military Retirement Gift September 23, 2016
Reviewer: Steven Corley from Jackson, MS United States  
We cannot express how much we were impressed with your product; your pics simply do not do justice.  This is an excellent gift for a Warrior's retirement.

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Outstanding! September 11, 2016
Reviewer: William Kone from Louisville, KY United States  
Far far far faster turnaround than I expected. I thought it would take a few weeks, not a few days!

Can't wait to honor my Retiring Master Sergeant with this gift.

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Rudis September 8, 2016
Reviewer: Terry Duncan from San Diego, CA United States  
Just received this sword and it looks awesome, thank you for your quick response on the order. We have a gentleman that has served 32 years and wanted to get him something special to remember his time here. As always you have exceeded the expectations. Thank you for your great service.

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Award Rudis September 8, 2016
Reviewer: Skyler T from MESA, AZ United States  
I bought this for a military buddy and he loved it. The engraving is very well done and looks professional. I might look into getting the engraving painted on my next order.

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