WWI Battle Beads - St. Michael Combat Chaplet

Frequently Bought Together

Small Rosary Tin
Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Sacred Heart of Jesus
** Brought Back in stock from 2014! ** 
St. Michael CHAPLET configuration
  • Historic WWI Service Combat Rosary design
  • Italian Silver finish St. Michael Centerpiece
  • Traditional 3 Nail Catholic Crucifix
  • St. Michael is the Patron Saint for Soldiers, Law Officers
  • Silver finish over Brass pull chain beads that do not rust
  • Non-allergenic, Non-Corrosive
  • Double-loop split rings for strength = no lost medals
  • Includes a small round container for portability and storage

This compact all-metal Chaplet is rugged, functional, and portable.  It has a meaningful history, as it is reproduced in the same style of the service combat rosaries issued by the government to soldiers, sailors, and flying aces during WWI, hence the name. This version is in the configuration of the St. Michael Chaplet.

We have faithfully duplicated the historic rosaries with the same type of pull chain used in military dog tags, so you know it's strong.  We also use double looped split rings for a stronger and safer attachment between medals and chain. 

St. Michael is the patron saint to lead you in the Catholic army.  He is the patron saint for Soldiers and all Law Enforcement and is the most popular Saint requested by our customers. 

At 20" long, this rosary can be worn.  We designed these specifically for our customers who wanted a smaller, functional and rugged rosary.

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

Printable Instructions for the St. Michael Chaplet: Click here.

Thank you for shopping and God Bless.



Customer Reviews

Based on 4692 reviews
R.O. (Orlando, US)
Sturdy construction

A well crafted rosary that will last for a long time. The pardon crucifix, miraculous medal, st Michael’s medal, and st Jude medal were all well defined and well made. I would buy from them again

Tim T. (Seale, US)
Beautiful Rosary

This Rosary is durable and beautiful, I carry it everyday with me. The small tin case it comes keeps it safe from the hustle and bustle of everyday use. The detail of the cross and medals are very nice and easy to read the inscriptions, which a lot of others are hard to read. Overall a very rugged pocket rosary which I highly recommend.

Peter O. (Portland, US)
Rugged strongly made rosary

Absolutely beautiful. Made like it is going into war. I look forward to having it for years. Honored to be able to pray with it. Love it!!

Levi C. (Hannibal, US)
Solid construction and beautiful simplicity

This seven Sorrows rosary, made in the style of the famous WWI combat rosary that was issued to Catholic G. I. 's, is both solidly constructed for years of devoted use, but also, beautifully simple as befits the practicality of the Christian soldier's primary weapon. Highly recommend RR their rosaries and accessories are top notch.


Amazing quality, and I will buy more from them in the future. ♡♡♡♡

Paul K. (Gulf Shores, US)

Rugged Rosaries are just that, rugged, and great looking.
Awesome customer service too.
Thank you

Charles B. (Waldorf, US)
Gunmetal combat rosary

Its a beautiful product. Would order from them again.

Jeff S. (Canton, US)
Nearly Non-Destructable

Great rosaries. Thank you for making them so durable.

Shipping Policy
What are your shipping rates?
We offer a free Standard shipping option for domestic USA orders of $60.00 or more.
We offer free Priority shipping for domestic USA orders of $200.00 or more.

On orders in the USA we offer the following rates which you can choose in the checkout process. In addition, we offer a free shipping option on orders of $60.00 or more.
The US Postal Service starts counting these days on the day after the item is received by the post office. We have found that orders going to the lower 48 states usually arrive within 3 or 4 days using standard but is not guaranteed.
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders of $60.00 or more:  FREE
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders up to $7.98:  $3.90
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders over $7.99:   $6.90
  • USPS Priority  (2 - 4 business days): from  $11.90 - $16.50
  • USPS Priority Express (1 - 2 business days):  $32.50
  • UPS Ground (5 - 10 days):  $12.50
Note that orders over $120.00 may have higher priority and express shipping costs depend on weight and packaging sizes.


Shipping rates to Canada vary with size of order but begin at $15.00 USD.
Economy Intl is $15.00 USD - 6 to 10 days. (Larger orders up to $23.00 USD).
Express Intl is $26.50 USD - 3 to 5 days.  (Larger orders up to $32.00 USD).



We are also offering DHL Worldwide Express now. For some countries, this is the only option. Although DHL costs more, it has proven to be faster and more reliable. Costs will vary as shown at checkout. Costs begin at $25.20 USD.

All customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Rugged Rosaries offers a generous 90-day R-R-R guarantee:

  • R - Replace
  • R - Repair
  • R - Refund

If your order does not meet your expectations for any reason, we are happy to work with you to either send a replacement, do an exchange, accept returns for refund, or repairs.

We even do exchanges for copycat competitors' similar products!


If you would like to return an item for any reason within 90 days of your purchase date, and you are in the USA, then you can qualify for FREE EASY RETURNS. Just visit our return portal here:


If 90 days have gone by since your purchase, or if you are not in the USA, please email us at support@ruggedrosaries.com.

If you do not wish to use the FREE EASY USA RETURN portal, ship your item with a note that includes your name, email, and message as to why you wish to return your item, to the address below. When using this method, returns are accepted for any reason within 90 days of your purchase date. Please note we cannot refund return shipping costs.

Rugged Rosaries - Returns
6363 Richmond Ave. Suite 450
Houston, Texas 77057


Once your return is received and processed, we will send you an email to notify you that a refund has been applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Although we issue the refund immediately, it might take a few business days to appear on your credit card. Please note we cannot refund return shipping costs.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded. Unfortunately, sale items cannot be refunded.


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.

Please email us if you have any questions: support@ruggedrosaries.com.