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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 or a powerpoint with the complete layout.
- 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*:

Rush Shipping:
Delivery within 7 calendar days [Add $15.00]Please check if you require delivery within 7 days of the order date. This is to compensate for expedited shipping (if needed). This will NOT be added to your final order total if not required to pay (at our sole discretion).
Backside Engraving of Blade

No Backside Engraving
Include Backside Engraving [Add $10.00]
Engrave Guard

No Guard Engraving
Guard Engraving - One Side [Add $5.00]
Guard Engraving - Both Sides [Add $10.00]
Graphics Fee

Custom Graphics Work:

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.
Costs: First side of rudis engraving is included. If engraving guard or back side of rudis please choose options to the right.
Shipping fee: we will hold $15 over and above the shipping amount if your order is due 7 days or less from the order date. We spend copious amounts of time tracking down extra funds for fast shipping, this will let us have those funds available IF NEEDED.


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.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Wonderful! June 27, 2017
Reviewer: Amanda Urban from Enid, OK United States  
Beautiful product, fast shipping, great customer service!

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RUDIS June 26, 2017
Reviewer: patrick szigeti from APO, AP United States  
Overall, a great product.  Christian made the ordering and corresponding of the sword easy. The Rudis was and is an outstanding product.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
OUTSTANDING June 24, 2017
Reviewer: Nathan Hon from FPO, AE United States  
Product was exactly what we were looking for. Very fast shipping! THANK YOU! We will continue to do business with Purpleheart Armoury!

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Great product June 20, 2017
Reviewer: Edward Downs from Stafford, VA United States  
Very well made and designed. Engraving came out just as it was pictured on the proof

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Rudis June 18, 2017
Reviewer: John D. from Gainesville, FL United States  
The detail on the Rudis is great.  Thank You

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