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$5 Military and Police discount code is: GOUSA

100% Made in the USA

Military Orders:
Its 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

Need Date

When including a "Need Date", it must be in MM/DD format. Requests of "ASAP" are invalid.
One side engraving Included in price. Email info to 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.

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 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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Presentation Rudis October 18, 2016
Reviewer: Thom Owens from Virginia Beach, VA United States  
I am very pleased with the quality of the product and the speed of delivery.  My entire customer experience with Purpleheart Armoury has been exceptional.

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Excellent product and craftsmanship!!! October 17, 2016
Reviewer: Justin from Centreville, VA United States  
This was my third order from Christian and once again, he came through with a fabulous product.  I cannot stress enough how cool it is to receive a sword as a business-related gift (or any kind of gift really).  Top quality.

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SOCNORTH October 12, 2016
Reviewer: George Lachicotte from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
Awesome artwork and quality.

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Excellent product, amazing customer service October 6, 2016
Reviewer: MSG Todd from Alexandria VA, VA United States  
Staff was extremely knowledgeable about design, and helped in creating a pleasing layout. Really worked with us.

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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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