This is a very nice rosary that is sturdy and attractive looking. The crucifix is especially nice as is the St. Benedict medal. Do note that the beads are smaller and closer together than a more traditional rosary, so it feels slightly different when you first use it. I would recommend this rosary to those of us who "pray hard" and tend to lose crucifixes and break chain links!
Quality of the rosary is outstanding. All surfaces are smooth and well plated. Very strong construction. Virtually tangle proof in the pocket. Solid in the hand, but not overly bulky or heavy. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this for anyone--man, woman, or child. This is becoming my all time favorite rosary and I expect to use it for prayers for years to come.
Beautiful! It will last a lifetime and I will pass it down to my kids if proper cared for. I am a recently separated Navy Veteran and I can confirm that the small beads that attach the larger ones are made of the same material, size and sturdiness as the one I was issued in the US military. The be honest, the larger ones are exactly the same too just with the obvious size differences. You will have to be really careless or purposely try, to damage this beautiful Rosary. It has small (8mm give or take) key rings that attach the cross and the medal and can be easily swapped if necessary. I bought another cross because I wanted a very detailed St. Benedict crucifix (Hzman stainless st. Benedict crucifix pendant necklace INRI) nothing wrong with the one that came with just a matter of preference and I love it. It is ridiculously light weight! My new crucifix alone is heavier that the beads itself, still I love it and will recommend this rosary to anyone on a heartbeat it was delivered a week in advanced without any issues. Thank you Rugged Rosaries for outstanding craftsmanship I am 100% satisfied with my rosary.
Finally found a rosary that speaks to my soul. This is not an ostentatious bejeweled statement of ego. This rosary is simple, functional, and...yes, rugged...and feels as much a part of me as the dog tags I wore for so many years. Thanks.
My new rosary is very sturdy as well as beautiful. I can tell it was made with much care. It actually looks a lot better than on these pics. I was very comforted by having it hang from my rear-view mirror while I drove alone from Utah to California. I was intimidated by that long drive, so I hung it there as a reminder that we are never truly alone. Also, I did not have to concern myself with any damage from the heat by exposure to the sun either. I think this is the best purchase I have made lately. I also intend to wear it occasionally. This makes a great gift- ESPECIALLY since it comes with a nifty metal container to keep it in (along with a cute wooden key-chain). You just can't beat this deal! I highly recommend it. OAN- I got a VERY approving look when someone noticed this from my car window- like I said- it's beautiful!
I love this, I’m in the process of converting and wanted to practice my Rosary prayers. I was given a free plastic rosary, but I live in the middle of the forest and do a lot of physical work and labor and wanted one that could stand up to the strain I’d put it through so I could carry it with me. It did not take long to find the Rugged Rosary line and this one spoke out to me. It has a nice weight, comes with a nice carry case and tin as well as a cheat sheet of prayers which has been useful in my case. I feel confident that this rosary will last for many years to come.
Amazing quality! I love the feel of the beads in my hand as I pray the rosary. There is enough spacing between the Hail Mary beads and Our Father beads to differentiate between the two, so I am not worried about missing out on the updated larger Our Father bead rosary they came out with recently. I get a lot of compliments on this rosary, and when my priest blessed it, he commented on how durable and near indestructible these WWI rosaries are. I will definitely be keeping an eye out and getting more to give as presents.
I am very happy with my new rosary. It is beyond my greatest expectations. I will be buying more as gifts for my Vietnam veteran friends. Guys I went to school with and those of us who either enlisted or were drafted into the armed services and proudly served. God Bless America. And God Bless the makers of these rosaries.
Over the years, I've purchased and have been gifted many rosaries, all with the hope that "this would be the one that survives". The one that feels hefty in hand, strong when pulled, and that can withstand the daily carrying in the pocket of an active guy. That's not to say that wooden beaded, lightly attached rosaries don't have their place. Their beauty and feel is unparalleled. But for something that stays in your pocket every day, this is perfect. The craftsmanship is top notch, while calling to mind our brothers and the battles they faced in the trenches, and the lines that can be drawn to our own battles today.
The Rugged Rosary Battle Rosary is an item that every man should have, and keep with him. Highly recommended.