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.

1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel  Leather Straps
1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel Leather Straps
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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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M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
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2 WW1 US ARMY CAVALRY ARTILERRY SPURS WITH US AND INFANTRY UNIFORM BADGES
2 WW1 US ARMY CAVALRY ARTILERRY SPURS WITH US AND INFANTRY UNIFORM BADGES
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Ltd time SALE Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction with leather strps
Ltd time SALE Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction with leather strps
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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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Pair of WW1 Cavalry US WL Whitehorse Lecompte Spurs
Pair of WW1 Cavalry US WL Whitehorse Lecompte Spurs
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ww2 japanese Army Cavalry Spurs
ww2 japanese Army Cavalry Spurs
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1 Pair US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs  Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur
1 Pair US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur
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WWI CAVALRY SPURS
WWI CAVALRY SPURS
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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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US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
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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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WWI  WWII US ARMY CAVALRY SPURS
WWI WWII US ARMY CAVALRY SPURS
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US WW1 Officers Cavalry Boots With Spurs
US WW1 Officers Cavalry Boots With Spurs
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Heavy Duty Fine Quality Leather Straps for 1885 Cavalry Spurs and Combat Spurs
Heavy Duty Fine Quality Leather Straps for 1885 Cavalry Spurs and Combat Spurs
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MODEL 1885 US CAVALRY SPURS MARKED RIA
MODEL 1885 US CAVALRY SPURS MARKED RIA
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US Cavalry Spurs Marked AB and WM
US Cavalry Spurs Marked AB and WM
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Dug Civil War Cast Brass Cavalry Spur
Dug Civil War Cast Brass Cavalry Spur
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Vintage Cavalry Spurs Marked U S AB for August Buermann 406
Vintage Cavalry Spurs Marked U S AB for August Buermann 406
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Cavalry spurs other military patches Im AWESOME SHAPE
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