WWI Battle Beads - One Decade Irish Penal Rosary with large Keyring

Frequently Bought Together

Small Rosary Tin - Silver or Brass Color
Ave Maria Gratia Plena Rosary Rings - Beautiful Pocket Rosary Ring

A small more compact single-decade WWI Battle Beads combat rosary and of course we hand make them right here in the USA. This one has a very symbolic Irish Penal Crucifix.
  • One Decade Tenner style rosary in the Battle Beads style 
  • Irish Penal Crucifix
  • Other optional Devotional Medals may be added
  • Strong construction handmade in our studio
  • 8mm Bead chain, 2 1/8" cross, 1.25" keyring
  • Silver finish chains (nickel-free) made of brass
  • Great weight and feel - Substantial 1.25 inch Keyring 
  • Double looped Split ring connectors 
  • Includes a Free round storage container


Our Irish Penal Pocket Rosary is a very convenient and easy to carry straight line single decade rosary.  It is fashioned like the Penal Rosaries used in Ireland prior to the 1700s when the church was being persecuted.  It was easily hidden up a sleeve or in clothing.

To use this rosary, the ring is placed on the thumb and moved to each finger each time a decade of the rosary is prayed until completion of all 5 decades. The crucifix on this rosary is an Irish design full of symbolism on both the front and back such as the crown of thorns, the ladder used to remove Christ from the cross, the spear, the 5 wounds, and the chalice from the last supper. 

By the way, a kind customer, Luigi, suggests that the bottom symbol represents the SPONGE that was soaked with sour wine hyssop and given to Our Lord Jesus, before he breathed his last breath.

How to Pray the Irish Penal Rosary

This rosary comes in a nice small round storage container for storing the rosary, but it also makes a nice gift presentation. 

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

Thank you for shopping and God Bless. 


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Lost E. (Boonville, US)
Feels like history in your hand

Beautifully crafted lightweight rosary, just perfect for pocket carry, and easy and comfortable to pray. The Irish Penal Cross has always been my favorite---and so traditional!---for a decade rosary. This is my first bead chain rosary and I truly love it.

Patrick S. (Murrells Inlet, US)
Airborne! RLTW!

Great rosary! Has become my favorite gift for fellow Veterans! Great heft, different size beads makes it easy to get lost in the prayer. I also have the Irish Penal version. Very comfortable to use as well.

Dwight H. (Hutchinson, US)
Love this Rosary

As always the quality of this Rosary is excellent. I especially like the ring which someone indicated the user could shift from finger to finger to track the full Rosary. I can either use it as a decade toward something I am praying about or by moving the ring it is easy to track a full Rosary. Love this company, have a couple of items I just purchased, I can hardly wait to get.

Allen J. (Temecula, US)
Excellent Rosary, as is the norm for RR 👏

Another great Rosary, I bought it to replace one that I thought I lost but ended up finding lol But glad to have another of these 👏 🙏

Edward T. (Ludlow, US)
Larger 0 ring

Great product but wish the 0 ring was larger. Maybe a 1 inch for us people with pudgy fingers.

Leonard M.R. (The Bronx, US)
My Irish Rosary

This rosary keychain is beautiful and easy to carry.

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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!


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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.

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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.