Cavalry Spurs

The use of boot spurs in a military cavalry is something that historically has been used in many different militia throughout the ages. Cavalry Spurs were widely used as items of award or as a sign of rank and experience within a cavalry and were given to those soldiers who had progressed on to more than just a basic recruit.

After the soldiers were involved in their first combat situation, they were awarded a pair of boot spurs as a form of medal and then became part of The Order Of The Spur. These spurs and certificate were often given at a dinner or event called a "Spur Dinner" where all rookie soldiers were awarded their spurs.

There is also a process and tradition called a Spur Ride where new recruits performed a series of tests and events designed to test their ability on a horse and also their knowledge of the rules, regulations, history and traditions which they were expected to recite from memory. This Spur Ride was also a way that the soldiers were able to earn their spurs to show that they were more experienced riders and fighters than other new recruits.

Within the Cavalry, the soldiers that wore spurs then became of a higher rank or level than those who had none. Although the soldiers may have been of a similar military rank, the fact that they had earned their spurs in battle or on a mission was a sign of their seniority over those who had yet to get them.

The Cavalry spurs were usually made from silver and were mostly the English, Prince Of Wales style spurs. There were also sets of gold spurs that were reserved for the soldiers of proper higher military rank or those that had been involved a higher number of combat situations.

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Cavalry Spurs New
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United States Army Cavalry Combat Spurs Order of the Spur Gold Plated w Straps
United States Army Cavalry Combat Spurs Order of the Spur Gold Plated w Straps
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U S Cavalry Combat Spurs Gold Award w Straps New
U S Cavalry Combat Spurs Gold Award w Straps New
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M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
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US Cavalry Spurs Model M1911 Marked US GAP Original Straps
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US CAVALRY WWI WL RIDING SPURS
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Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction
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Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur gold
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur gold
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WWI 1911 US AB maker August Buermann SINGLE Army Cavalry Spur WITH STRAP
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WORLD WAR 1 CAVALRY SPURS  ANTIQUE SPURS ANTIQUE WESTERN COWBOY RODEO
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1903 1907 US CAVALRY MILITARY ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL RIA BRONZE OR BRASS SPURS
1903 1907 US CAVALRY MILITARY ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL RIA BRONZE OR BRASS SPURS
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US AB maker August Buermann Pair Army Cavalry Spurs WWI
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U S Cavalry Combat Spurs Silver Award w Straps New
U S Cavalry Combat Spurs Silver Award w Straps New
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United States Cavalry Combat Spurs Order of the Spur Silver Award New w Straps
United States Cavalry Combat Spurs Order of the Spur Silver Award New w Straps
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1 Pair US Gold Cavalry Combat Spurs W Leather Straps Order of the Spur
1 Pair US Gold Cavalry Combat Spurs W Leather Straps Order of the Spur
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Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur Silver
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Pair of WWI Cavalry US WL Whitehorse Lecompte Spurs with Leather Straps
Pair of WWI Cavalry US WL Whitehorse Lecompte Spurs with Leather Straps
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Rare Experimental Model 1914 Cavalry Double Button SpursAugust BuermannMint
Rare Experimental Model 1914 Cavalry Double Button SpursAugust BuermannMint
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WW1 US Army M1911 Cavalry Spurs AB Mfg Original
WW1 US Army M1911 Cavalry Spurs AB Mfg Original
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US WW1 Era Cavalry Or Civilian Equestrian Spur Leather Straps North
US WW1 Era Cavalry Or Civilian Equestrian Spur Leather Straps North
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