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$5 Military 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 - Silk Rudis Presentation Bag - Organza - Gold
Price: $11.95

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RUDIs June 29, 2016
Reviewer: Sheldon Munns from Laurel, MD United States  
Extremely fast response, excellent customer service, product looks phenomenal!

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On time, On Target! June 27, 2016
Reviewer: Tracey Burke from Springfield, VA United States  
Again, Purpleheart provides excellent Customer Service and Craftsmanship! Christian and Natasha always have your Six covered!!

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Rudis June 25, 2016
Reviewer: Brandon Williams from Arlington, VA United States  
Amazing product with outstanding customer service and lightning fast delivery!

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Fast friendly service June 21, 2016
Reviewer: Howard Gray from FPO, AE United States  
I've order at least ten rudis' from Wooden Swords without any issues. My orders are processed the same they I put them. I get an email confirming the inscription and design for my approval. Orders are shipped and received promptly. I would recommend them to everyone.

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Looks Great June 15, 2016
Reviewer: James Joyce from New Fairfield, CT United States  
Very professional workmanship. Made for an outstanding gift/presentation.

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