Precious metal plated rosary The original Combat Rosary™ adorned with a centerpiece that displays the Knights of Columbus logo on the front and Our Lady of Guadalupe on the back. "This is the “authentic” Combat Rosary™ originally designed by Father Richard Heilman, who was inspired in 2012 to design this Combat Rosary™ based on the 1916 WWI US Government military issue pull chain service rosary. Father Heilman designed this Combat Rosary™ to use the most powerful of sacramentals by adding the Miraculous Medal, Benedict Medal, and Pardon Crucifix, which makes it a powerful spiritual assault weapon against evil forces. Rosaries come inside a luxurious velvet-lined jewelry box with a grosgrain matching ribbon tie closure and includes a " Concealed Carry Card", "Exorcism & Blessing of the Medal of St Benedict" and the "Traditional Rosary Blessing"
Durable. Hand assembled with sturdy double split ring connectors. Comes in two types of precious metal plating: 24KT gold and sterling silver plated Weight: 1.6 oz.
The first rosaries of this type were made in 1916 and were issued to military chaplains for distribution to members of the United States Armed Services during World War I. They were called Pullchain rosaries because the links resemble the pullchains used on lamps during that time period. The rosaries were thought to be strong enough to survive rough treatment on the battlefield.