This is a more custom and carefully done sword. The blade is black, and we hand paint the engraving with gold paint.
The grip is also octagon and white wood for improved contrast. Similar to the white ivory that was the grips on gladius.
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
We can engrave a
corporate logo, military insignia, and/or text in a variety of fonts. Email
instructions to: [email protected] and include order number.
View the display photos, Flickr, for examples of engravings or visit
our Facebook Page.
We will hold $15 over and above the
shipping amount if your order is due 10 business days or less from the order date. This
will expedite the process and eliminate the extra time to track down additional
funds for fast shipping IF NEEDED.
Engraving for the first side of the rudis blade
engraving is included. Engraving on each side of the guard or back side blade
is additional. Please choose options when placing the order.
Here is a PPT template you can download.
If we do not have the image on file, a one-time
setup fee is required. The cost will vary based upon complexity of the
If you'd like just the rudis, with no engraving,
please TELL US! We will not process the order without emailed instructions. A note can also be made in the
See Sizing tab for more information.
Military personnel discount code in the Coupon Code field at checkout: GOUSA
**DON'T FORGET** PLEASE EMAIL
Please email engraving instructions and images to: Email us at [email protected] any format.
Providing instructions in the following formats will expedite the
Text: in the body of
the email or in a format that can be copied **do not send text in pdf**
Resolution, black & white.
sketch, word, photograph, etc. We can work with most any format. We will
work with you on the proof.
If you do not get a tracking number 3-4 business days before your due date,
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
USA Made with hard maple and oak.
Black Blade with Gold Fill.
Precision laser engraving burns the wood for a permanent marking.
Standard Rudis - Made in USA, Best price, most common.
Old World Style - Made in India, More handmade look, more variation in quality and wood grain.
Victoria Style - Made in USA, Historic octagon grip and 2-tone color.
Ceasar - Made In USA, Octagon Grip, Black Blade, hand painted engraving, looks sharp, consistent, quality.
Ceasar w/Standard Grip - Made in USA, Lower price of Ceasar. Savings on the simpler grip.