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$5 Military and Police 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 - Organza - Gold Rudis Presentation Bag - Silk
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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome Rudis and company! August 29, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from MacDill AFB, Florida  
This Rudis is the best made, they are given to departing Soldiers in my unit and have already gained a positive reputation, other units want them and other Soldiers covet them.  The engravings from Purpleheart Armoury are always perfect and are first presented as a proof to the customer in an e-mail for verification.  Load up the Rudis with military badges, unit patches and insignia, it will look incredible. Just ask for the addition of an item and you'll get a proof for verification.

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Rudis August 25, 2016
Reviewer: Daniel Liegey from Fort Leonard Wood, MO United States  
I've ordered multiple Rudi from your company as farewell gifts.  They are always really nice and I receive them quickly.  Thank you

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Rudis Gift August 24, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
The finished product looked amazing and the recipient loved it. Great work and great detail.

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Rudis August 23, 2016
Reviewer: John Bustamante from Woodbridge, VA United States  
I have order several Rudis' in the past with outstanding results.  This Rudis was for my supervisor who is relocating.  I received the Rudis within a week and it looks outstanding.  Keep up the GREAT work.

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customer service August 9, 2016
Reviewer: TEDDY CRANFORD from LANSING, KS United States  
Rudis was perfect.  Sent draft one day, ordered Rudis the next, shipped two hours later and arrived two days later.  Product sold itself, but customer service was outstanding.  Expected 2-4 weeks before delivery - got it in two.

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