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.

1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel  Leather Straps
1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel Leather Straps
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Model 1911 WWI US Army Cavalry Spurs Marked US AB  August Buermann
Model 1911 WWI US Army Cavalry Spurs Marked US AB August Buermann
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Rare Vintage Custom Made Buffalo Mounted Spurs Horse Harness Antique Free Sh
Rare Vintage Custom Made Buffalo Mounted Spurs Horse Harness Antique Free Sh
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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
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Rocking P Spurs Cutting Horse
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Vintage Western Cowboy Horse Spurs North and Judd Anchor Heart Sandra Ann
Vintage Western Cowboy Horse Spurs North and Judd Anchor Heart Sandra Ann
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1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs with Straps new
1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs with Straps new
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Nice Cavalry Ridding Boot Black Leather
Nice Cavalry Ridding Boot Black Leather
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Old Crockett Frontier Pattern Silver Concho Horse Spurs with Straps
Old Crockett Frontier Pattern Silver Concho Horse Spurs with Straps
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Old Iron Silver Dot Pattern Cowboy Vintage Horse Spurs
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Swan Necked Cavalry Spurs
Swan Necked Cavalry Spurs
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M1911 WWI US Army Cavalry Spurs Marked US AB August Buermann with straps
M1911 WWI US Army Cavalry Spurs Marked US AB August Buermann with straps
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WWI Era US Army M1911 Cavalry Nickle Spurs Marked US AB Nice Cond 2
WWI Era US Army M1911 Cavalry Nickle Spurs Marked US AB Nice Cond 2
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Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur Silver
Cavalry Combat Spurs With Straps Order of the Spur Silver
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Pair WWI US AB August BUERMANN Cavalry Military Officer Spurs Antique Riding
Pair WWI US AB August BUERMANN Cavalry Military Officer Spurs Antique Riding
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2 Concho Antique Silver Iron Crockett Horse Spurs with old Straps
2 Concho Antique Silver Iron Crockett Horse Spurs with old Straps
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US Cavalry 1941 Spur Strap Bundle Quartermaster Depot bundle of Top Straps
US Cavalry 1941 Spur Strap Bundle Quartermaster Depot bundle of Top Straps
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US Cavalry Pattern 1885 Enlisted Mans Spurs Matched Pair Rock Island Arsenal
US Cavalry Pattern 1885 Enlisted Mans Spurs Matched Pair Rock Island Arsenal
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ANTIQUE MARKED AUGUST BUERMANN US CAVALRY SPURS WITH LEATHER STRAPS
ANTIQUE MARKED AUGUST BUERMANN US CAVALRY SPURS WITH LEATHER STRAPS
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US CAVALRY DESK OFFICE ASHTRAY 1911 ORIGINAL SPUR AB McCLELLAN SADDLE DISPLAY
US CAVALRY DESK OFFICE ASHTRAY 1911 ORIGINAL SPUR AB McCLELLAN SADDLE DISPLAY
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Maker Marked Basket Stamp Dark Oil Horse Spur Straps
Maker Marked Basket Stamp Dark Oil Horse Spur Straps
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