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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1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs w rowels 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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Original WWI US Army Cavalry Boots Complete with Spurs TEXT BOOK examples
Original WWI US Army Cavalry Boots Complete with Spurs TEXT BOOK examples
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WWI CAVALRY SPURS
WWI CAVALRY SPURS
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US Military Cavalry Spurs
US Military Cavalry Spurs
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1858 US CAVALRY CIVIL WAR SPUR FROM THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
1858 US CAVALRY CIVIL WAR SPUR FROM THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
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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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VINTAGE MILITARY CAVALRY SILVER SPURS RARE 1 PAIR WITH STRAPS MADE IN ENGLAND
VINTAGE MILITARY CAVALRY SILVER SPURS RARE 1 PAIR WITH STRAPS MADE IN ENGLAND
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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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Rare Orig Model 1903 US Cavalry Nickel Steel Officers Spurs with Straps RIA
Rare Orig Model 1903 US Cavalry Nickel Steel Officers Spurs with Straps RIA
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Original IW USCavalry M1885 RIA Brass Spurs with Original Leather Boot Straps
Original IW USCavalry M1885 RIA Brass Spurs with Original Leather Boot Straps
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U S Cavalry Combat Spurs w Straps Prince Of Wales NEW  LOOK
U S Cavalry Combat Spurs w Straps Prince Of Wales NEW LOOK
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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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US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
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US Cavalry OFFICERS private purchase leather covered spurs
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US Cavalry 1903 Spurs matched RIA1905 dated set Solid no issues
US Cavalry 1903 Spurs matched RIA1905 dated set Solid no issues
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WWI US Cavalry Spur Stamped US AD
WWI US Cavalry Spur Stamped US AD
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1885 Cavalry Spur Straps with Brass Hardware New
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MODEL 1885 US CAVALRY SPURS MARKED RIA
MODEL 1885 US CAVALRY SPURS MARKED RIA
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US Military Cavalry Spurs Marked US AB
US Military Cavalry Spurs Marked US AB
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