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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Vintage US Army Cavalry Spurs Marked US AB
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M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
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U S Cavalry Combat Spurs Gold Award w Straps New
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United States Army Cavalry Combat Spurs Order of the Spur Gold Plated w Straps
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Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction
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Pre WWI US Cavalry Modified 1911 Officers Spurs
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Cavalry Spurs and black spur straps
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NEW US Army Cavalry Combat Spurs Re enactor Set Spur Order Silver Award WILENSKY
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Cavalry Spurs New
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Used horse tack WWI Cavalry Spurs collectorMARKED WL Western tack western gift
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WW2 PRE WW2 US ARMY CAVALRY SPURS US MAKER MARKED EQ794
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Pair of military cavalry brass spurs marked US and WL
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Cavalry Spurs straps hand made with brass hardware New
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antique pre WW1 US Army RIA 1903 Rock island Arsenal Cavalry brass spurs
antique pre WW1 US Army RIA 1903 Rock island Arsenal Cavalry brass spurs
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Vintage US Army Cavalry Brass Horse Spurs Marked US WL Whitehorse Lecompte
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New MODEL 1885 REGULATION US CAVALRY SPURS Solid Brass with Leather Straps
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Pair of US Military Cavalry Spurs Horse Marked US AB and WL
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Early 1900s US WL Cavalry stirrup Spur WWI Whithorse Lecompte
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Vintage Pair of Withers Son Cavalry Officers Spurs
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WW2 US Military Officers Cavalry Spurs Horse Marked US GAP
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