Spurs Norman 10th to 14th century
Make Your Own Medieval Experience with these early Middle Ages / late Viking era spurs.
These spurs are based on extant finds and spurs shown in artwork.
Evidence of the use of spurs begins in the 4th century BC and is well documented during the Roman period.
This style of spur with the cone shape end is called a prick spur and is sometimes called a Norman spur perhaps due to the romance of the Norman knight and the number of spurs shown worn by Normans in artwork such as the Bayeux tapestry. Artwork also shows elaborate spurs being worn by non-military riders. Anybody could wear spurs provided they could afford them
These spurs have a straight side which was common until the 12th century. After the 12th century the spur sides begun to curve under the wearers ankles. By the end of the 12th century the majority of spur sides were curved.
From approximately 1300 – 1340 rowel style spurs start to increasing replacing prick spurs.
Overtime the simple shape of the prick spur developed into the modern spurs worn today.
These spurs are made from steel with adjustable leather straps and buckle for fastening to your boots or shoes.
This item is most suitable for 10th and 11th century knightly, aristocrat and merchant re-enactment, living history LARP or SCA personas. Use for 12th, 13th and 14th century for less wealthy classes
Spurs in the SCA are a symbol for a Knight, a Squire or equestrian.
A good gift for your medieval re-enactment group members who have attained knighthood and won their spurs