Wooden Gladius Sword called Rudis

Both the gladiator and the legionnaire used wooden weapons for training in part to protect the metal ones from unnecessary damage, and in part to minimize the risk of serious injury. Not only were wooden swords used by Gladiators for training, but if he survived the arena and lived long enough to retire, a symbolic wooden gladius (Rudis) was awarded as a token of discharge and freedom. More information...

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Wooden Gladius Sword called Rudis

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

  • It is a decorative wood sword, no anti-break warranty!
  • Total length approx. 672mm
  • Blade length approx. 490mm
  • The full-tang-blade is inserted into the handle and continues through the pommel like a blade of a real gladius
  • Lens profile of the blade max. approx. 56.3 * 17.8mm
  • About 10cm from the tip, the blade cross-section is approximately 52 * 18mm
  • Diameter of the pommel approx. 60mm
  • Length of the grip approx. 89mm
  • Handle diameter in the narrowest and widest section 23 and 28mm
  • The guard is 37 m long; approx. 70.6mm wide and approx. 27.7mm thick
  • Strength of the edge or edge approx. 2.5mm
  • Weight approx. 398 g
  • Specs may slightly vary from exemplar to exemplar.

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