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