WWI Battle Beads Memento Mori with Pardon Crucifix

Frequently Bought Together

Small Rosary Tin - Silver or Brass Color
Ave Maria Gratia Plena Rosary Rings - Beautiful Pocket Rosary Ring
Historical 1916 WWI Service Combat Rosary design
  • This Memento Mori Version has a Skull bead on drop
  • Replica of actual antique WWI rosaries style
  • Slightly larger Our Father beads help to aid in meditative prayer
  • Traditional Italian Pardon Indulgence Crucifix in silver finish
  • Quality Our Lady Miraculous centerpiece
  • Optional Devotional Medals may be added (up to 4)
  • Strong construction Handmade in our studio
  • Beautiful silver finished brass chain - no tangle - no break
  • Over 4800 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews
  • Includes a Free round box for presentation and storage


This compact 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. If feels weighty and powerful in your hands. This is one of those rosaries that makes you want to pray!

These rosaries are quite strong, are small and portable, and very easy to carry in your pocket. This design has slightly larger Our Father beads to aid your meditative prayer. You can feel where you are on the rosary without looking at it. The chains are brass with a beautiful nickel-free silver patina and designed to be tangle-free and snag-free.

Your rosary may be customized with up to 4 optional devotional medals.

At 21" long, they are wearable but still bunch up small enough to carry in your pocket, but we do include a small round box for presentation and storage.

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

You can read more about Memento Mori HERE

The Pardon Crucifix grants indulgences.  For more information about the Pardon Crucifix, you can download a printable .pdf file about it by clicking HERE

Thank you for shopping and God Bless.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4913 reviews
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.

Lindsay (Vancouver, US)
Floral rosary world war 1

Beautiful and customized exactly as requested. It feels wonderful in hand. I love that I can use it without worrying about it.

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.