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.

M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
M1911 Cavalry Spurs with Straps Reproduction
$38.00
WWI US Cavalry Officers Model 1912 Spurs
WWI US Cavalry Officers Model 1912 Spurs
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WWI Cavalry Spurs Marked US WL with Leather Straps
WWI Cavalry Spurs Marked US WL with Leather Straps
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US Cavalry Spurs marked US WL inside each spur
US Cavalry Spurs marked US WL inside each spur
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Vintage WW 1 WW 2 US Cavalry Spurs US AB
Vintage WW 1 WW 2 US Cavalry Spurs US AB
$50.00
us cavalry spurs
us cavalry spurs
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Civil War US Cavalry Spur with Original Leather Strap  Iron Rowel
Civil War US Cavalry Spur with Original Leather Strap Iron Rowel
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US CAVALRY INDIAN WAR TROOPER SPURS
US CAVALRY INDIAN WAR TROOPER SPURS
$150.00
US AB Cavalry Spurs
US AB Cavalry Spurs
$50.00
WWI Era Cavalry Spurs 1918
WWI Era Cavalry Spurs 1918
$100.00
Cavalry Spurs Model 1859 1903 Reproductions for Confederate Union New
Cavalry Spurs Model 1859 1903 Reproductions for Confederate Union New
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Antique Pre WWI US Army Cavalry Solid Brass Spurs Marked RIA 1905 24
Antique Pre WWI US Army Cavalry Solid Brass Spurs Marked RIA 1905 24
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Antique c WWI US Cavalry Metal Spurs w Leather Straps AB Military
Antique c WWI US Cavalry Metal Spurs w Leather Straps AB Military
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Leech  Rigdon Confederate Cavalry Spur Dug Kennesaw Mnt GA
Leech Rigdon Confederate Cavalry Spur Dug Kennesaw Mnt GA
$95.00
Vintage Buermann Star Steel Silver Cavalry Military Style Spurs w Rowels Straps
Vintage Buermann Star Steel Silver Cavalry Military Style Spurs w Rowels Straps
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Model 1903 Cavalry Spurs Reproduction
Model 1903 Cavalry Spurs Reproduction
$32.00
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
Pair of Model 1903 US CAVALRY SPURS Marked RIA 1903
$275.00
Mississippi Variant Confederate Cavalry Spur Dug Kennesaw Mnt GA
Mississippi Variant Confederate Cavalry Spur Dug Kennesaw Mnt GA
$95.00
WW1 PAIR US CAVALRY SPURS AB AUGUST BUERMANN NEVER USED CONDITION
WW1 PAIR US CAVALRY SPURS AB AUGUST BUERMANN NEVER USED CONDITION
$45.00
M1911 Enlisted US Cavalry Trooper Spurs and Buckles 1911 Marked US AB
M1911 Enlisted US Cavalry Trooper Spurs and Buckles 1911 Marked US AB
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US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
US Cavalry Model 1911 Spurs RIA 1914 Dated 0415149
$275.00