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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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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]

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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.

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.

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 - Silk Rudis Presentation Bag - Organza - Gold
Price: $11.95

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Rudis for BSA Eagle Scout February 24, 2017
Reviewer: Dennis Roofe from Oklahoma City, OK United States  
The work was excellent and just as I had envisioned it.  Customer service was quick with responses and making slight adjustments to printing.

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Rudis February 22, 2017
Reviewer: Mark Gerges from Leavenworth, KS United States  
This is the fifth time I have ordered a rudis as a going away present for members of our organization, and I continue to be impressed with Purpleheart Armoury.  Their prompt response time, review process, and rapid production is impressive and we will continue to use Purpleheart for our farewell presents.  BTW, they look great and are an unique way to commemorate someone's service.

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UK Customer February 21, 2017
Reviewer: Ross Wilson from Arbroath, Angus Scotland  
Fantastic service combined with a high quality product. I will use again and would recommend to others.

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Great for Squadron Morale... February 20, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Montgomery, AL United States  
Airmen are our Nation's "sword and shield"... I often tell my squadron that we "sharpen the sword"... so, it seemed fitting to have that engraved on the Rudis from Purpleheart Armoury.  I use it at all squadron morale events (i.e. whoever "has the floor," holds the Rudis)... impressed with not only the quality of the Rudis, but with the professionalism of the Purpleheart Armoury team... I ordered it on a Saturday and received it on Wednesday (in time for our squadron's first "Friday Triumph" morale event)... Highly, highly, highly recommend.

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Outstanding Craftsmanship February 15, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Cheyenne, WY United States  
We were absolutely floored when we opened the package. Every person who has seen asks where we got it. Will most definitely purchase more.

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