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Dragon spurs

Dragon spurs - REDUCED

List price: $89.00  
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Dragon motif solid brass spurs. See pictures for more details.

These spurs are on sale because they were cast at different times. As a result one spur is slightly thicker than the other which makes it marginally heavier - approx. 100g. The difference is minor and does not affect the beauty of the spur

Total length: 190mm (7.5")
Spur length: 70mm (2.75")
Weight: 530g approx per pair

The spurs of medieval knights were gilt and those of squires were silvered. "To win his spurs" meant to gain knighthood, as gilded spurs were reckoned the badge of knighthood.

Prick spurs were the standard form until the 14th century, when the rowel began to become more common. The prick design never died out entirely, but instead became a thicker, shorter neck with a dulled end, such as the modern "Prince of Wales" design commonly seen in English riding.

Though often decorated throughout history, in the 15th century, spurs became an art form in both decoration and design, with elaborate engraving, very long shanks and large rowels. Though sometimes it has been claimed that the design changes were used because of barding, the use of barding had fallen out of fashion by the time the most elaborate spur designs were created.