WWI Battle Beads Prayer Warrior 15 or 20 Decade Version

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Historical 1916 WWI Service Combat Rosary design
  • 15 or 20 Decades for the serious Prayer Warrior
  • Italian Silver finish Crucifixion Nails Crucifix
  • Italian Miraculous centerpiece - Beautiful Quality
  • Strong construction handmade in our studio
  • Beautiful Silver Color Chains are a no tangle design
  • Double looped Split ring connectors so rosary won't pull apart
  • Optional medals may be added (up to 4)
  • Over 4600 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews
  • Includes a Free Round Zipper Pouch

This all metal rosary is rugged, functional, and portable.  It has a meaningful history, as it 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!

These rosaries are quite strong, do not tangle, are small and portable, and very easy to carry in your pocket. The chains are brass with silver patina which do not rust, and have a nice weight to them. The crucifix from Italy is a traditional 3 nail style.

The Our Father beads are slightly larger to aid in meditative prayer.  You can feel where you are as you move through prayers. This version is for the serious Prayer Warrior at 20 decades and 60 inches long but still bunches up small enough to carry in your pocket with the included zippered pouch. 

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 4853 reviews
Anne (Sydney, AU)
Lovely, strong rosary beads

I bought these for my son who is in the army so they are very appropriate. Unfortunately we are in Australia so postage was pretty expensive so hopefully in the future, that decreases.

Brigid (Madrid, ES)
Great detail

Very happy with it! It seems sturdy my no 1 reason to buy it. It has lots of details on the crucifix and the Mary medal just like in the pictures. Great customer service. Quick shipping and very well packaged. I recommend this store.

Linda P. (Mexico, US)
Beautiful rosary

I was hoping for a card to carry ,that I was allowed to conceal and carry.

Matthew K. (Lemmon, US)

Ordered two pieces. A picket rosary and one of the World War I. Rosaries. Both came quickly and were beyond my expectations. The only thing that could have made them better was to have them blessed first. That is an easy fix though. I will definitely be ordering from this place again.

David L. (San Diego, US)

Sturdy, strong, the Beautiful. I Would recommend.

Troy G.
Beautiful and sturdy

I reviewed another beaded Combat Rosary here earlier this year. After carrying and using it a LOT, I think I didn't give enough credit to just how robust they are. This Knights of Columbus Battle Beads was purchased for a Brother Knight. These are tough rosaries, and you won't be disappointed when you get it. Great customer service as always too.

Kyle O. (Toronto, CA)
Beautiful piece

Thank you so much for the complimentary prayer cards. Helped me get started on my journey with the rosary. Incredibly effective prayer. Like a refreshing nap for the soul.

Tomasz B. (Szczecin, PL)
The best rosary.

The best rosary I have ever had, this is the second rosary from the WW I series that I have bought from you and I do not regret it, very beautiful and very durable.
Thank you for the work and heart you put into producing this rosary - I recommend it to everyone!

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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.
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  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders up to $7.98:  $3.90
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  • 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).
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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.