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.

1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs w rowels New
1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs w rowels New
$15.00
Horse Head Western Cowboy Spurs
Horse Head Western Cowboy Spurs
$38.95
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
$59.99
US Army Silver Cavalry Spurs  Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
US Army Silver Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
$11.49
U S Cavalry Spurs
U S Cavalry Spurs
$26.00
1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel  Leather Straps
1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel Leather Straps
$15.25
RARE US OFFICERS CAVALRY SPUR VERY SIMILAR TO THE MARKED 1864 CHRISTMAS SPUR
RARE US OFFICERS CAVALRY SPUR VERY SIMILAR TO THE MARKED 1864 CHRISTMAS SPUR
$76.00
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur Silver
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur Silver
$25.00
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
$29.95
US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs  Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
$11.49
M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
$38.00
US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs  Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
$11.49
US Army Silver Cavalry Spurs  Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
US Army Silver Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
$11.49
vintage US AB marked cavalry spurs with leathersWWI
vintage US AB marked cavalry spurs with leathersWWI
$25.00
MODEL 1885 US CAVALRY SPURS MARKED RIA
MODEL 1885 US CAVALRY SPURS MARKED RIA
$200.00
US Military Cavalry Spurs
US Military Cavalry Spurs
$19.99
Rare Experimental Model 1914 Cavalry Double Button SpursAugust BuermannMint
Rare Experimental Model 1914 Cavalry Double Button SpursAugust BuermannMint
$70.00
Indian War Cavalry Spur with Rowel
Indian War Cavalry Spur with Rowel
$69.95
Pair of Private Purchase Civil War Cavalry Spurs
Pair of Private Purchase Civil War Cavalry Spurs
$115.00
WW 1 CAVALRY OFFICERS SPURS Goose Neck
WW 1 CAVALRY OFFICERS SPURS Goose Neck
$185.00
Vintage Stainless Steel Leather Strap Boot Spur With Horse Head Medallion
Vintage Stainless Steel Leather Strap Boot Spur With Horse Head Medallion
$4.99