WWI Battle Beads - Floral Version

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Historical 1916 WWI Service Combat Rosary design
  • Italian Silver finish Filigree Crucifix
  • Italian Floral Miraculous centerpiece - Beautiful Quality
  • Strong construction handmade in our studio
  • Beautiful Silver Patina Beads - no tangle design
  • Double looped Split ring connectors so rosary won't pull apart
  • Optional medals may be added (up to 4)
  • Over 4800 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews
  • Includes a Free round storage container

This version of the WWI Battle Beads was inspired by Private Flora Sandes.  She was the only British woman to serve in uniform, in combat, as an enlisted soldier in World War One. 

This compact all metal rosary is rugged, functional, yet beautiful.  It has a meaningful history, as the style is a replica of the service combat rosaries issued by the government to soldiers, sailors, and flying aces during WWI. Now with slightly larger Our Father beads, the WWI Battle Beads rosaries are the closest replica available to the vintage antique service combat rosaries from 1916!  

The Our Father beads are slightly larger to aid in meditative prayer.  You can feel where you are as you move through prayers and at 21" long, they are wearable but still bunch up small enough to carry in your pocket.  

Although the WWI Battle Beads Rosary is rugged enough to carry in your pocket, we do include a small round container for portability and storage.

As with all Rugged Rosaries, you may add optional medals. We recommend only adding up to 4. Some of our photos show an optional medal attached. 

You can read more about the original antique WWI service rosary HERE.



 Thank you for shopping and God Bless.


Customer Reviews

Based on 4914 reviews
Harvey T. (Toronto, CA)
Review on Three Rosaries with focus on WWI Battle Beads

Apologies in advance for the not-so-short review. Hope this helps you decide on buying your first or next rosary.

The reasons for my most recent purchase of the WWI Battle Rosary are:

1. Provenance. If it's good enough to be issued to US soldiers, it's good enough for me. It isn't flimsy.

2. Portability. Fits in the palm of my hand and long enough to discreetly wear around my neck (under my shirt) if I don't have a bag or if I'm wearing jeans (personal preference is not to keep that rosary in the front pocket because I can't fish it out while seated and I'd rather not put it the back pocket because I don't want to sit on a rosary).

3. Discreet. Only the observant know that I pray in public- whether seated or standing on the subway train or queueing. I simply cup or lightly clench the WWI in left palm and go through the beads with the fingers of my right hand.

4. Complete. As advertised, the Our Father beads are larger and the gaps between the Hail Marys and the Our Father are enough for me to know which decade I'm on to focus on prayer with my eyes closed. Five beads between the crucifix and the Hail, Holy Queen Miraculous Medal adds to the completeness.

Next, the Irish Penal Rosary:

1. Durable. Rosaries on paracord are good things to hold. Also the "green peas" beads are a good feature and ages well.

2. Portable. Only a decade long makes it part of my backup EDC.

3. Symbolisms on the crucifix: A visual aid of Christ's Passion when praying. Bonus - as the crucifix ages, it develops a good patina.

4. The ring. Fitted one finger after another helps keep count of which mystery is being prayed.

Lastly, the Memento Mori Paracord Rosary:

1. Durable, of course.

2. The skulls are good features that ground me.

3. Versatile. Carry in a bag or leave at home for prayers. The size of the beads are good to hold.

Thanks for your reading 😊

Deirdre (Methuen, US)
It's got that RR heft

I bought this for my son's First Communion. Pleased to find that it has the pleasing weight and heft of one of the other rosaries I've purchased from here. The cross is simple but cool. It arrived quickly. I'm happy with it!
As far as the marketing materials that come with the package... I don't really have anything to do with a number of little cards, so they end up in the trash. Stickers, however, would be fun and might end up on our water bottles... Just a thought!

Monica B. (Bellflower, US)
Love These Rosaries!

I will keep buying these rosaries for my friends, relatives and co-workers. They are beautiful and tough. I gave this particular rosary to a co-worker who loves it!

Edward (Deltona, US)
Just what I was searching for

This is a really well made rosary. It feels durable but not overly heavy, flexible enough to fit in my pocket comfortably, and has a great look. I got the gunmetal finish and it is a very elegant rosary. It feels good in the hands as I pray during my walks. What I especially enjoy is that it looks masculine, more like a tool than jewelry. I will buy more as gifts.

Jay (Mankato, US)
Very blessed

Love it as it being my first rosary ever it's what I needed. Traveling without a home I walk into a church and they gave me a medal and cross. I really did'nt know what it was until I lost it, what a blessing that I lost it. I coundnt find another one going from church to church or a rosary until after I got this one in my hand. A guy blessed me with a donation and I quickly placed and order. I could joke about the enemy saying only God should have that power.

James P.M. (Indianapolis, US)
Seven Sorrows Rosary


Colin C. (Mississauga, CA)

This company does good work. Please go not hesitate to order from them. I've received everything that I have ordered from them .. in today's deceptive world, that's great!

Mike (Jackson, US)
Good quality

The WW1 Battle Beads are an extremely nice rosary. It's strong yet able to fit in your pocket and take up very little space. This is my 3rd Battle Beads Rosary. I love it.

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We are also happy to exchange rosaries in new condition within a reasonable amount of time. Please email us at support@ruggedrosaries.com if you wish to make an exchange. In your email, just tell us which rosary you would like instead. We can send you the new rosary, along with a prepaid return label to make it simple to return the original rosary.

Exchanges from OTHER Companies - Dupe Swaps

If you purchased a similar product from another company such as a paracord rosary, or a WWI style combat rosary, and for whatever reason, you have a problem with it - We will take care of you! Maybe the other company doesn't have good customer service or maybe you bought a cheaper imported mass-produced copy (see about them here). We can exchange the product for one of our beautiful handmade rosaries. Why would we do this? Please read about our Exchanges from Other Companies HERE.


Please see how to get a rosary repaired/restrung by clicking HERE.

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