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 Spurs Marked US
WWI US Cavalry Spurs Marked US
$32.00
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
US CAVALRY TROOPERS SPURS
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PAIR WWI US ARMY M1911 CAVALRY SPURS ORIGINAL MARKED US AB
PAIR WWI US ARMY M1911 CAVALRY SPURS ORIGINAL MARKED US AB
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Cavalry Spurs straps Model 1859 1903 Reproductions for Confederate Union New
Cavalry Spurs straps Model 1859 1903 Reproductions for Confederate Union New
$15.00
Original Civil War Issue Cavalry Spurs
Original Civil War Issue Cavalry Spurs
$225.00
United States Cavalry Combat Spurs Order of the Spur Gold Plated New w Straps
United States Cavalry Combat Spurs Order of the Spur Gold Plated New w Straps
$29.95
US CAVALRY 1885 INDIAN WAR TROOPER SPURS
US CAVALRY 1885 INDIAN WAR TROOPER SPURS
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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
$29.95
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY OFFICERS Spurs  Straps
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY OFFICERS Spurs Straps
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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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Spur Nickel JC Extra Vintage Antique US Military WWI Cavalry Officer
Spur Nickel JC Extra Vintage Antique US Military WWI Cavalry Officer
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Vintage WWI US CAVALRY OFFICERS BRASS BOOT SPURS World War One
Vintage WWI US CAVALRY OFFICERS BRASS BOOT SPURS World War One
$125.00
WW1 brass cavalry spurs with very short shank and rowels
WW1 brass cavalry spurs with very short shank and rowels
$10.00
Vintage Western Cavalry Spur 1916 Silver Dime Patented Star by August Buermann
Vintage Western Cavalry Spur 1916 Silver Dime Patented Star by August Buermann
$89.00
Pre WWI US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs Marked RIA1916
Pre WWI US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs Marked RIA1916
$65.00
US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
$275.00
Cavalry Spurs Model 1859 1903 Reproductions for Confederate Union New
Cavalry Spurs Model 1859 1903 Reproductions for Confederate Union New
$26.00
Old Antique US Cavalry Spurs  US Button Straps August Beurmann
Old Antique US Cavalry Spurs US Button Straps August Beurmann
$495.00
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
$275.00
VINTAGE PRINCE OF WALES ENGLISH CAVALRY RIDING SPURS SET PAIR LEATHER STRAP OLD
VINTAGE PRINCE OF WALES ENGLISH CAVALRY RIDING SPURS SET PAIR LEATHER STRAP OLD
$25.00
Antique August Buermann Army Cavalry spur Marked US AB
Antique August Buermann Army Cavalry spur Marked US AB
$125.00