The gladius was the sword of choice for the Roman legions, and many gladiators also chose to use the double-edged sword when they were fighting for their freedom and lives in the Colosseum.
After a gladiator in ancient Rome had won his freedom, he was awarded a wooden gladius like this one, called a Rudis, as a symbol of his freedom. Our Rudis is a great retirement gift for military personnel or police officers.
Our training gladius is one of the best available to buy in the UK. It is based on the classic Roman gladius and made entirely of hardwood. The pommel and guard are darker for visual interest. If you plan to use this wooden gladius as a training sword, be careful: the blade is made of wood but it does have a sharp point.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO GUARANTEE IS OFFERED WITH THIS PRODUCT. IF YOUR WASTER BREAKS NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE OFFERED AS THE MANUFACTURER WILL NOT SUPPLY US WITH A REPLACEMENT. IF YOU WANT A MORE DURABLE WASTER PLEASE PURCHASE OUR SYNTHETIC SPARRING SWORDS.