This is the 3rd Rugged Rosary that I have purchased. This one is for me, the others have been for my sisters and we all love them. The certainly live up to the name "Rugged Rosaries" because each one I have purchased will last a lifetime. At the same time the are truly beautiful. You can see that they are a work of love in the attention to detail. This Ashes to Ashes Rosary is very masculine which I like since I'm a 72 year old man. It's heavy and I like the feel of the big crucifix with St. Benedict. My fingers no longer have the dexterity that they had 30 years ago so the larger beads on the paracord allow me to keep track of my "Hail Mary's" without getting lost. My mind is still quite sharp, but my external appendages are starting to show 72 years of wear and need some maintenance and assistance.
The first thing I noticed is the weight of the package this rosary has a nice weight to it, may be uncomfortable for some one with small hands. The reason why I ordered it is because I wanted a simple rosary that was made well, I'm very happy with it and would highly recommend it for any one who want's a well made rosary that can handle being used without the worry of breaking it.
whether for a gift or for you, buy two! You'll want one for yourself once you order one as a gift! Sturdy, extremely eye-catching and the beads are so shiny! I hate the cheap beads, and these are just BEAUTIFUL. I love that it's a heavy, sturdy, rosary. This is my third RR and I WANT THEM ALL!
I purchased two pairs of different style Rugged Rosaries. One was a gift to my daughter, the second for me. Believe it or not, as rugged as they are, a friend damaged one. RR has a fantastic warranty and sent a replacement pair with no question, even though I offered to send the damaged one back as proof. I am impressed enough to order these metal beaded Rosaries. If that bonehead friend of mine should get his hands on these, I cannot imagine him breaking this.
Very tough. Almost impossible to damage. If you are prone to losing or breaking rosaries, this is the solution. The only downside I found is that the crucifix is much bigger than I anticipated, but luckily, it is easy to remove and replace with another one. Also, the crucifix that came with the rosary would often hit against the beads and make noise while praying. Other than that, this is a really good looking and extraordinarily tough rosary.
I like the fact that each rosary is handmade after order. The quality is exceptional, and it’s beautiful. My husband loves it, so l’m going to purchase another one. Will put on my special occasion gift list for those who will appreciate it’s value and meaning.
What can I truly say about this rosary? Well it arrived sooner than expected, it is very sturdy and very well made. I especially like the fact that it is really solid and more durable than the other rosary that I had at one time. I know that it will last a very long time and will serve me well. I don't know if anyone has ever felt such a sense of calmness and peace from just having a holy item in their hand. But as soon as I opened my package and took the rosary out of its pouch I felt immediate peace in myself. But let me just say if you are looking for a rosary that will last for many years and don't mind the weight than look no further than rugged rosaries. I would recommend this company and their products to everyone. Solid 5 out of 5 stars