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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Pair of M1902 US Cavalry nickled spurs with full leathers
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NICE Set Cavalry Military Spurs Marked EGLENTINE ENGLAND with Chains
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Old Single Spur cavalry
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Old english or cavalry spurs
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Nice Pair of Cavalry Military Spur Set With broken Straps Marked ELITE ENGLAND
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VTG Cavalry Spurs RIA 1905 Nickel Model NICE
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Vintage Pair Cavalry Spurs Nickel Silver Chrome Marked UA 106A
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CIVIL WAR WESTERN INDIAN WAR RELIC SPUR CAVALRY ANTIQUE
CIVIL WAR WESTERN INDIAN WAR RELIC SPUR CAVALRY ANTIQUE
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Old Single SpurCavalry
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Vintage WWI US CAVALRY OFFICERS BRASS BOOT SPURS World War One
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Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY OFFICERS Spurs  Straps
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY OFFICERS Spurs Straps
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE MODEL 1911 US CAVALRY LEATHER HORSE SPURS  STRAPS BUERMANN
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WWI US Army Officer Riding Spurs 1916 RIA Cavalry WW1
WWI US Army Officer Riding Spurs 1916 RIA Cavalry WW1
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Old Single Cavalry Spur
Old Single Cavalry Spur
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Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
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Cavalry Spurs Stamped AB US August Buermann 1911 Over 100 Years Old
Cavalry Spurs Stamped AB US August Buermann 1911 Over 100 Years Old
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VINTAGE PRINCE OF WALES ENGLISH CAVALRY RIDING SPURS SET PAIR LEATHER STRAP OLD
VINTAGE PRINCE OF WALES ENGLISH CAVALRY RIDING SPURS SET PAIR LEATHER STRAP OLD
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US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
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