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.

Vintage US Army Cavalry Brass Horse Spurs Marked US WL Whitehorse Lecompte
Vintage US Army Cavalry Brass Horse Spurs Marked US WL Whitehorse Lecompte
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Civil War Cavalry Spurs United States  Confederate States with Leather Straps
Civil War Cavalry Spurs United States Confederate States with 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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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 Spurs and black spur straps
Cavalry Spurs and black spur straps
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Cavalry Spurs New
Cavalry Spurs New
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Vintage WWII US ARMY Leather  Nickle Cavalry Spurs Marked Eglentine England
Vintage WWII US ARMY Leather Nickle Cavalry Spurs Marked Eglentine England
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Original Civil War Pair of Cavalry Spurs with Leather Straps
Original Civil War Pair of Cavalry Spurs with Leather Straps
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US CAVALRY SPURS BY STAR STEEL SILVER PRE 1926 MADE IN NEW ENGLAND PAIR
US CAVALRY SPURS BY STAR STEEL SILVER PRE 1926 MADE IN NEW ENGLAND PAIR
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Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction
Model 1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs reproduction
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US MILITARY CAVALRY SPURS World War 1
US MILITARY CAVALRY SPURS World War 1
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1 set x Antique August Buermann Style Army Cavalry spur from WW1 Model 1911 M1
1 set x Antique August Buermann Style Army Cavalry spur from WW1 Model 1911 M1
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Authentic US AB August Buermann WWI Cavalry Spur and US GAP 42
Authentic US AB August Buermann WWI Cavalry Spur and US GAP 42
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WWI Army Cavalry Spurs US WL Whithorse Lecompte Horse Cowboy Original Old
WWI Army Cavalry Spurs US WL Whithorse Lecompte Horse Cowboy Original Old
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Cavalry Spurs straps hand made with brass hardware New
Cavalry Spurs straps hand made with brass hardware New
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Dug Brass Confederate Cavalry Spur Civil War
Dug Brass Confederate Cavalry Spur Civil War
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RARE MODEL1885 INDIAN WAR US CAVALRY OFFICERS SPURS
RARE MODEL1885 INDIAN WAR US CAVALRY OFFICERS SPURS
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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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CW5 Dug Civil War US Union cavalry spur from Perryville Kentucky
CW5 Dug Civil War US Union cavalry spur from Perryville Kentucky
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WWI 1911 US AB maker August Buermann Pair Army Cavalry Spurs
WWI 1911 US AB maker August Buermann Pair Army Cavalry Spurs
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Vintage 1902 US Cavalry Officers Spurs
Vintage 1902 US Cavalry Officers Spurs
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