Wooden Training Gladius


This sword is made of wood, akin to the ones used by Gladiators for training, and honoring retiring warriors. Overall length 27 inches.
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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, or rudis, was awarded as a token of discharge and freedom. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Our Wooden Gladius is a perfect retirement gift for military personnel and police officers.


Products specifications
Overall Length 27"
Blade Length 20"
Blade Width 1-3/4"
Blade Thickness 5/8"
Weight 12oz
Material Wood


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Great Rudius
Perfect for use as a decorative piece, practice sword, or safe sword to go with an outfit. Made with a sturdy wood and has a nice finish. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a sword for play, practice, or display with an outfit without having a real blade.
- Ian, October 01, 2019 | Verified Purchase
On the wall next to my Gladius- The Pompeii. Very pleased with the workmanship and price. Care in shipping and packaging and promptness also great. Like to think of it as my reward for many decades of survival in the arena of life!
- HOWARD, June 26, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Wooden Gladius
The wooden trianing Gladius sold here is nice solid item. I purchased this for display at a boardgame covention where you cannot take edged weapons.
- Kyle, June 04, 2019 | Verified Purchase
My second one! Great substitute if you don't want the steel Real McCoy version. Great ribbed grip and pommel. Nice feel when held in ones hand.
- Bob, February 02, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Very quick service and the rudis was all I was hoping for.  Very good item.
- Scott, July 01, 2016 | Verified Purchase
- Rohan, January 09, 2014
- Anže, March 13, 2013
I bought this about a week ago and i can not put it down. I bought the last 2 in the store. Me and my friends spar ALL the time. I would recomend this to anyone who is thinking about buying this. Good luck to eveyone out there. May your swords stay sharp.
- Evan, March 03, 2012
I have seen other gladius's, and the quality was apalling! The blades were crooked, the quality of the wood was terrible at best! these are the abolute best that I have seen. I will recodmend them to anyone thinking of buying any of these practice blades.
- Michael, January 19, 2010 | Verified Purchase
- renee', January 03, 2010 | Verified Purchase

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Products specifications
Overall Length 27"
Blade Length 20"
Blade Width 1-3/4"
Blade Thickness 5/8"
Weight 12oz
Material Wood
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