WWI Battle Beads Combat Rosary - Gunmetal Patina

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Historical 1916 WWI Service Combat Rosary design
You will LOVE this rosary - A wonderful 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 4800 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 unique 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 4956 reviews
Jason H. (Murchison, US)
A Wonderful Gift

It is a beautiful rosary for my wife's birthday (to match my more traditional combat rosary). She loves it.

JoAnn L. (North Sutton, US)
Excellent quality

I love my combat rosary… it is beautiful and very well made. I have bought another for my daughter.

trace C. (New Orleans, US)

I’m so blessed to have this rosary. Thank you!

Scott K. (Anoka, US)
Solid, Durable and Customizable

I liked my combat rosary so much that I ordered another one the day I got it. I have a similar one from another company, and the one from Rugged Rosaries feels better in my hands, seems more durable and it's definitely less noisy.

Jonathan M. (Odenville, US)
Masculine, Weighty, and Modest

My very first rosary. I'm still learning, but I love them. I just got them blessed by the father this last Sunday!

Very simple in design and color, I really like the resemblance to my dog tags, which I need to update, as my wife and I are attending OCIA this fall 2024 to convert and to be baptised into the Catholic church!

Very masculine, it takes a man to do the things that Jesus did and endured! Courage and selfless service are only two of the Army values, and these surely reflect those values and more.

Thank you, Rugged Rosaries, for allowing me to choose the St. Michael box, it means a lot to me to carry and show my battle buddy's patron saint!

Gabriel W. (Lynnwood, US)
Awesome ❤️✝️

I love it. Great quality. Probably will buy more for my fam in the future

Amelia B. (Pleasant Hill, US)
Protect Yourself Against the Enemy

Since visiting Mission Dolores in San Francisco over 20 years ago with my husband, I REALIZED the power of even one Hail Mary after going to the Gift Shop and reading about the Holy Rosary. It could stop a war, Mary said. I also felt close to the most loving Mother that Jesus gave us before He died for us on the Cross -- His Most Loving Mother Mary. She, as our Lady of the Roses, implores us to recite Her Rosary. It glows with the riches of diamonds, or red roses, which you give Her when we REMEMBER what Her Son Jesus did for us on the Cross. He bought us all back with His Precious Blood that He shed on the Cross. The Devil lost. Jesus is the Victor. The Battle Rosary is rightly named because we are in a battle with the forces of evil. Jesus is giving us His Divine Will which is the Paradise that was lost by Innocent Adam. We are children of the Divine Wil. By reading the "Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ", we will know how much He suffered to bring us back to the Father.

The Rosary is powerful! It reveals all the Tenderness and Love that Jesus and Mary have for us. We are HIS, and He's called us each by name. The apparitions where Jesus and Mary have appeared especially in Fatima, Portugal, urge us to keep close to Them and Pray the Rosary.
I'm so glad our troops were handed out these Battle Rosarys so our men could feel safe knowing that their souls were in the hands of Almighty God, and he was protecting them. Thank you, makers and creators, and this magnificent ROSARY.

Orinda, CA

Sarah Y. (Fairfield, US)
The three hail Mary Rosary , and the combat Rosary .

Love the three hail Mary Rosary nit only Its besutuful but very convenuet & easy to Pray my Rosary everyday. And i can surely recomkend this also the combat Rosary .

Shipping Policy
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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.
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders of $60.00 or more:  FREE
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders up to $7.98:  $4.25
  • 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.