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.

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1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs w rowels New
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US Cavalry Spurs mrkd US GAP
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Vintage Pair of Cowboy Overlayed Western Horse BOOT SPURS Marked C
Vintage Pair of Cowboy Overlayed Western Horse BOOT SPURS Marked C
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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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Military issued Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs
Military issued Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs
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1885 Cavalry Spur Straps with Brass Hardware New
1885 Cavalry Spur Straps with Brass Hardware New
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MEXICAN CHARRO BLUE SPURS ESPUELAS CHARRAS AZULES SADDLE HORSE CHARRO SPURS
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Metalab Partrade Horse Spurs With Cowboy Decor Leather Straps
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Two Pair Gold Order of the Spur Cavalry with Straps New
Two Pair Gold Order of the Spur Cavalry with Straps New
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Vintage Pair Chrome Nickel Cowboy Western Horse Spurs Estate Find
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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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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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Antique Vintage Collectable Single Spur Horse Tack Western Home Decor South West
Antique Vintage Collectable Single Spur Horse Tack Western Home Decor South West
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GENUINE ANTIQUE POST CIVIL WAR ERA US CAVALRY SPUR
GENUINE ANTIQUE POST CIVIL WAR ERA US CAVALRY SPUR
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Pair Vintage Western Spur w Leather Horse Riding Hand Hallmark
Pair Vintage Western Spur w Leather Horse Riding Hand Hallmark
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2 Vintage Pairs of US CAVALRY M1911 Spurs MARKED US AB
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1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs with Straps new
1885 Brass Cavalry Spurs with Straps new
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VINTAGEANTIQUE Western CAVALRY SPURS S 2
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Vintage Horse Spurs Silver Copper
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Western Cowboy Horse Riding Boot Spurs kids
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