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.

WWI US Cavalry Model 1911Spurs
WWI US Cavalry Model 1911Spurs
$35.00
Vintage Pair of CAVALRY SPURS with Straps  Chains Marked US AB
Vintage Pair of CAVALRY SPURS with Straps Chains Marked US AB
$70.00
US Cavalry Spurs marked US WL inside each spur
US Cavalry Spurs marked US WL inside each spur
$29.95
Bronze Re Enactment Cavalry Officer Spurs And Spur Straps
Bronze Re Enactment Cavalry Officer Spurs And Spur Straps
$15.95
WWI US Army Cavalry Spurs
WWI US Army Cavalry Spurs
$40.00
US CAVALRY INDIAN WAR TROOPER SPURS
US CAVALRY INDIAN WAR TROOPER SPURS
$150.00
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY OFFICERS Spurs  Straps
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY OFFICERS Spurs Straps
$425.00
Cavalry Spurs 1911 August Buermann US Stamped 100+ years old Use or Collect
Cavalry Spurs 1911 August Buermann US Stamped 100+ years old Use or Collect
$49.50
Pair of Original Pair of US Cavalry M1903 Spurs marked RIA
Pair of Original Pair of US Cavalry M1903 Spurs marked RIA
$36.00
12604 Vintage Antique Civil War Officers Brass Cavalry SPUR
12604 Vintage Antique Civil War Officers Brass Cavalry SPUR
$74.66
Civil War Cavalry Spurs United States  Confederate States with Leather Straps
Civil War Cavalry Spurs United States Confederate States with Leather Straps
$33.25
Antique Pre WWI US Army Cavalry Solid Brass Spurs Marked RIA 1905 24
Antique Pre WWI US Army Cavalry Solid Brass Spurs Marked RIA 1905 24
$179.99
 antique WWI DOG TAGS  SPURS military LEATHER BOOT STRAP horse CAVALRY ww1 USA
antique WWI DOG TAGS SPURS military LEATHER BOOT STRAP horse CAVALRY ww1 USA
$74.99
WWI Era Cavalry Spurs 1918
WWI Era Cavalry Spurs 1918
$100.00
Civil War US Brass Cavalry Spur Real Nice Condition
Civil War US Brass Cavalry Spur Real Nice Condition
$100.00
Original Pair of 1872 Brass US CAVALRY SPURS
Original Pair of 1872 Brass US CAVALRY SPURS
$450.00
Spur Nickel JC Extra Vintage Antique US Military WWI Cavalry Officer
Spur Nickel JC Extra Vintage Antique US Military WWI Cavalry Officer
$39.95
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
$275.00
US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
$275.00
PAIR OF PRE WWI US ARMY CAVALRY PATTERN 1903 ENLISTED SPURS RIA 1907 ORIGINAL
PAIR OF PRE WWI US ARMY CAVALRY PATTERN 1903 ENLISTED SPURS RIA 1907 ORIGINAL
$52.00
Augest Buermann Star Steel Silver Vintage Cavalry Spurs NO Straps EXCELLENT
Augest Buermann Star Steel Silver Vintage Cavalry Spurs NO Straps EXCELLENT
$67.58