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About Us


Rugged Rosaries® by was started in October of 2012, and thanks to our terrific customers, it is still going strong.  We are creators of the Original Soldier Paracord Rosary.

CordBands started as a hobby and an idea which turned into a business. My teenage son designed the logo, business cards, and brand and started making wristbands. I started making rosaries for troops. Now we spend time every day, along with 6 other rosary makers, cutting cord, sorting split rings, tying knots, ordering materials, and fulfilling customer orders. 


We are inspired by the wonderful emails and letters we receive from our customers, many telling us how their Rugged Rosary has changed their lives.  We get so much joy and inspiration from this and we strive to reflect that in our rosaries.  We make sure our rosary makers see all the positive messages from the customers because they love knowing that their work is appreciated and helpful to so many. We are so blessed.


Our Motto: 

RUGGED ROSARIES     =    The spiritual strength, durability, and reliability of the Holy Rosary   PLUS  the proven strength, durability, and reliability of paracord.

A little more about us:

We are based in Northern California halfway between the rugged coastline and the beautiful Sierra Mountains. We are aimed at providing high quality long lasting RUGGED rosaries for our customers. When you order one of our original paracord Rosaries, it has been prayerfully hand crafted right here in the U.S.A and inspected to meet our standards. We believe every customer should get exactly what they want in a quick, easy, and affordable fashion.


We use authentic 550 paracord from the same suppliers that provide paracord to the Department of Defense and the US Military to ensure the utmost quality in every product.


We also try to find the best, most rugged crucifixes around the world. Our crucifixes are imported from Germany, Italy, and Brazil, among other places.  Our medals are all imported from Italy.  We want you to feel and see the quality when you hold one of our rosaries.  


About our Paracord

  • Authentic 550 Paracord
  • Our paracord is NOT gutted
  • All cord is made in the USA
  • 7 Inner Nylon Cords
  • 550 lb. Breaking Strength
  • Melting point of 244 degrees Celsius (471 degrees Fahrenheit)*
  • Quick Drying and All weather design  

    Our Guarantee

    We thank you for doing business with us – and want all of our customers to be 100% satisfied with their purchase. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your item, just send it back to us and we will either fix, replace, or refund your item right away! 


    Contact Us

    For questions or customer support, please email Shannon at  

    Thank you and God bless!

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