|CIVIL WAR US & CSA OFFICER'S SPURS 16-400
As per 1861 U.S. Army Uniform Regulations, "1500 - For all Mounted Officers-yellow metal, or gilt spurs" were to be worn. Our Officer spurs are patterned after the ornate originals with an Eagle head and winged strap design. Solid brass construction with rotating sunburst style steel rowels. Each spur measures approximately 3.25 inches wide by 5.5 inches in overall length. Sold as a pair. A great accessory to top off your authentic Civil War outfit. Ideal for re-enactments, weddings, LARPing, costumes for film and theatre.
When green troopers first arrived at their new cavalry assignments they were assigned a horse with a shaved tail.
This led to the nickname “Shave Tail” for newly assigned, spurless soldiers.
Upon arrival, they were in need of extensive training, especially in the area of
swordsmanship from atop a horse. The horse with a shaved tail was given extra
space in which to operate since it’s rider was marked as an amateur. During this
phase of training the troopers were not allowed to wear spurs because this would
only serve to compound their problems. Only when they were able to prove their
ability to perform with their horse and saber were they awarded spurs.
• Length: 5.5 inches
• Width: 3.25 inches
• Solid Brass w/steel rowels
• Weight: 1 lbs