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.

1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs w rowels New
1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs w rowels New
$15.00
Cavalry Spurs Officers Winged Eagle with Straps
Cavalry Spurs Officers Winged Eagle with Straps
$25.00
WW1 ERA OR SO US CAVALRY SPURS WITH LEATHER STRAPS MAKER MARKED W US
WW1 ERA OR SO US CAVALRY SPURS WITH LEATHER STRAPS MAKER MARKED W US
$28.00
Vtg Antique Cavalry Brass Military Spur  Bit Stamped US AB August Buermann
Vtg Antique Cavalry Brass Military Spur Bit Stamped US AB August Buermann
$21.95
Pair WWI Officer or Cavalry Spurs with Straps
Pair WWI Officer or Cavalry Spurs with Straps
$39.99
1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel  Leather Straps
1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel Leather Straps
$15.25
Ltd time SALE Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction with leather strps
Ltd time SALE Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction with leather strps
$30.00
M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
$38.00
US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs  Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
$11.49
CIVIL WAR US UNION CSA CONFEDERATE M1859 CAVALRY HORSE BOOTS SPURS PAIR
CIVIL WAR US UNION CSA CONFEDERATE M1859 CAVALRY HORSE BOOTS SPURS PAIR
$31.96
US Army Silver Cavalry Spurs  Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
US Army Silver Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
$11.49
VINTAGE ANTIQUE SOLID NICKEL SILVER MILITARY CAVALRY HUNTING SPURS NICE
VINTAGE ANTIQUE SOLID NICKEL SILVER MILITARY CAVALRY HUNTING SPURS NICE
$9.99
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur Silver
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur Silver
$25.00
Showman Nickel Plated Mens Size Jingle Bob Spurs NEW HORSE TACK
Showman Nickel Plated Mens Size Jingle Bob Spurs NEW HORSE TACK
$19.95
Heavy Duty Western Horse Riding Spurs w Leather Straps
Heavy Duty Western Horse Riding Spurs w Leather Straps
$48.00
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
$59.99
Vintage Cowboy Western Rodeo Horse Riding SPurs
Vintage Cowboy Western Rodeo Horse Riding SPurs
$49.99
NICE Cavalry Spurs WW1 August Buermann Marked US AB Buckles  Straps
NICE Cavalry Spurs WW1 August Buermann Marked US AB Buckles Straps
$85.00
Vintage Never Rust Horse Spurs with Straps Made in England
Vintage Never Rust Horse Spurs with Straps Made in England
$24.99
Rare Experimental Model 1914 Cavalry Double Button SpursAugust BuermannMint
Rare Experimental Model 1914 Cavalry Double Button SpursAugust BuermannMint
$70.00
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur gold
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur gold
$25.00