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Wooden Gladius
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.  It is also a cheap alternative to buying a real sword.
Overall: 27”
Blade: 20” long, 1 3⁄4” wide, 5⁄8” thick
Wt: 3⁄4 lb

fyeahswords:

Wooden Gladius
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.  It is also a cheap alternative to buying a real sword.
  • Overall: 27”
  • Blade: 20” long, 1 3⁄4” wide, 5⁄8” thick
  • Wt: 3⁄4 lb

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Posted on Tuesday, 23 October
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