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.

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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Antique WWI US Cavalry Spurs  Chain Straps August Beurmann
Antique WWI US Cavalry Spurs Chain Straps August Beurmann
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M191 Cavalry SPURS mrkd US WL w mrkd M1926 Spur STRAPS all unissued
M191 Cavalry SPURS mrkd US WL w mrkd M1926 Spur STRAPS all unissued
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Authentic Reproduction Brass 1885 Cavalry Spurs New
Authentic Reproduction Brass 1885 Cavalry Spurs New
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M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
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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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Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur gold
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur gold
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Excellent Pair of US M1911 US Cavalry Spurs
Excellent Pair of US M1911 US Cavalry Spurs
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1859 Gutterback cavalry spurs
1859 Gutterback cavalry spurs
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US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
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WW1 US Army M1911 Cavalry Spurs AB Mfg Original
WW1 US Army M1911 Cavalry Spurs AB Mfg Original
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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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Model 1885 CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA And Spur Straps Also Marked RIA
Model 1885 CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA And Spur Straps Also Marked RIA
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U S Cavalry Combat Spurs Gold Award w Straps New Order of the Spur
U S Cavalry Combat Spurs Gold Award w Straps New Order of the Spur
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WW1 1917 MAKER MARKED CAVALRY SPURS W ORIGINAL STRAPS BRITISH UNIT VERY NICE
WW1 1917 MAKER MARKED CAVALRY SPURS W ORIGINAL STRAPS BRITISH UNIT VERY NICE
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Old Antique US Cavalry Spurs  US Button Straps August Beurmann
Old Antique US Cavalry Spurs US Button Straps August Beurmann
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Vintage WWI era Never Rust Army Cavalry Spur with Leather Strap Stock h
Vintage WWI era Never Rust Army Cavalry Spur with Leather Strap Stock h
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Civil War Cavalry Spur Dug A Antietam
Civil War Cavalry Spur Dug A Antietam
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Civil War Era Relics Pair of Mismatched Cavalry Spurs
Civil War Era Relics Pair of Mismatched Cavalry Spurs
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WWI CAVALRY SPURS
WWI CAVALRY SPURS
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US Pre WW1 Cavalry Bridle Spur Saber Hanger Leather Straps 4 Roller Buckle
US Pre WW1 Cavalry Bridle Spur Saber Hanger Leather Straps 4 Roller Buckle
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