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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]
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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Couldn't be happier!!! May 23, 2017
Reviewer: Michael Graham from Martinsburg, WV United States  
Got this for the best man at my wedding and it is PERFECT! Exactly what I wanted and quick responses back to questions and delivery. Definitely shopping here again!

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Awesome Customer Service and Product! May 23, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
These guys are amazing!  The site is easy to use, ships fast, always turns out great, and are incredibly easy to work with!  I've gotten 5 swords as going away gifts for our leadership and they always love them!

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Gladius May 22, 2017
Reviewer: Anthony Parsons from columbus , MS United States  
Awesome product! Will definitely be buying from here again!!

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Rudis May 22, 2017
Reviewer: MAK from Fort Leavenworth, KS United States  
Great experience. Easy to order. Artwork and final product were amazing and was able to meet a really tight timeline. Presented the Rudis as a gift and it was a huge hit! Will definitely buy more in the future!

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USMC Retirement Rudis May 22, 2017
Reviewer: STEVEN HEATH from FORT BENNING, GA United States  
The workmanship and turn around time on this retirement gift was perfect.  Once we provided our ideas and designs; your team provided artistic guidance.  The final product was exactly what we were looking for, and the retiree was impressed.  Thank you for your efforts.  We will be repeat customers.

Steven M. Heath

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