WWI Battle Beads Combat Rosary - Gunmetal Patina

Frequently Bought Together

Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Sacred Heart of Jesus
How To Pray The Rosary - Rosary Prayers Booklet
Historical 1916 WWI Service Combat Rosary design
You will LOVE this rosary - A wonderful Christmas gift for your friends and family.
  • Very closely resembling the actual antique WWI rosaries
  • Slightly larger Our Father beads help to aid in meditative prayer
  • Traditional Italian Crucifix and Miraculous center medal
  • Strong construction Handmade in our studio
  • Gunmetal Patina over brass chain - no tangle - no break
  • Over 4600 5-Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews
  • Includes a Free round container 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.

These rosaries are quite strong, do not tangle, are small and portable, and very easy to carry in your pocket. The slightly larger Our Father beads aid your meditative prayer. You can feel where you are on the rosary without looking at it. 

At 21" long, they are wearable but still bunch up small enough to carry in your pocket, but we do include a round container for presentation and storage. We also have other pouches available here

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

It's our mission to supply uniquely Catholic gear you want and need, that will enhance your faith and your prayer life and your devotion to the rosary for years to come. 

Thank you and God bless!


Customer Reviews

Based on 4682 reviews
Bill K. (Meridian, US)
Seven Sorrows Battle Bead Rosary

I bought two of these, one for me and one for Mrs. Me. They are perfect rosaries for us because we wind up with a lot of broken rosaries, with 6 grand kids just around the corner from us. I used to be good at fixing the broken ones, but now that I'm 75, not so much. I have about six rosaries from Rugged Rosaries and I love all of them.

Rev B.N.T. (Quincy, US)
A Blessing and a Lifeline

The rosary is a lifeline for my care of veterans wounded by war

Jenny C. (Seattle, US)
Beautiful rosary

I love my rosary. The picture does not do justice to how beautiful it is. Its the perfect size and can be easily put in your pocket and carried anywhere. This is not the first rosary I buy from you nor the last. They are all so beautiful. Thank you for being at the service of mother Mary. My God bless your business with much success!!!

Michael W. (West Chester, US)
Solid rosary

Wanted a rosary that I would have break apart in my pocket regularly. I think I got that now!

Edwin B. (Floral Park, US)
Military Rosaries

The military rosary that I ordered for someone in the US Air Force was delivered safely, on time, and exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to order online again from this company. Edwin B.

Phillip M. (Jackson, US)

Great quality

Randall S. (Allentown, US)

Excellent quality.

Hamp (Charlotte, US)

Just in time for Lent love the seven sorrows rosary

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.