This beautiful chess set combines our Colombian Knight Staunton pieces in ebony and boxwood with our exclusive Mission Craft Zebrawood and Maple Chess Board. After an absence of nearly ten years, we brought the Colombian Knight Staunton chess set in 2021 for a special limited edition release. This elegant Staunton chess set brings together the very best features of a heirloom quality set blending traditional Staunton elements with unique design concepts. The knight is beautifully sculpted with a one-of-a-kind armor plated body and realistic features including ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Only the very best carvers in the world can accurately carve and replicate the details of this knight from piece to piece. The other pieces are equally well crafted with wood turning that is is extraordinary. The Columbian Knight is a very large set with a 4.6 inch tall king with a base diameter of 1.9 inches. The pieces are made from the highest quality ebony and boxwood and heavily weighted for good balance and stability on the chess board. The king features an elegant cross finial that you will not find on another chess set. The pieces have thick green baize pads so you can slide your pieces across the board or sit down softly.
Made in America, our Zebrawood and Maple Mission Craft Solid Wood Chess Board is simplistically beautiful and profoundly designed. It's nothing less than a fine piece of handcrafted furniture and is the perfect surface for both playing and displaying your treasured chess set. Made from solid Zebra Wood, and maple with a decorative ebony inlay and black walnut corner dowels. Zebra wood is one of the most exotic and expensive woods in the world with a zebra stripe grain with a brown-gold color and dark brown stripes that gives this beautiful wood its name. This is a large chess board having 2.5" squares and measuring 23.875" x 23.875" x 1.375" tall. Our Mission Craft Series solid wood chess boards are made for us by a local craftsman extraordinaire and are simply the best solid wood chess boards in the world. No other chess board made today compares in design and features built into this chess board. They are uniquely engineered to prevent warping which is a common problem with most solid wood chess boards. You will find no screws, plates, or other metal hardware on this chess board - it's all old-world woodworking genius. Whether you are a collector or looking for one very special chess set, you will not find a more impressive chess set than that Colombian Knight.
- Genuine Ebony & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 4.6"
- King Base: 1.9"
- King Weight: 4.2 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 88 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Baize Cloth Pads
- Solid Zebra Wood, Maple, Ebony, & Black Walnut
- Laminated frame to prevent warping.
- Decorative corner dowels are used to strengthen mitered corners instead of screws and plates to maintain the old-world woodworking integrity.
- Decorative maple inlay surrounds the frame.
- Special interlocking design between board and frame to prevent warping.
- Exposed squares underneath.
- Special finish to protect and seal the wood on every exposed surface.
- Thick felt pads to protect the furniture you sit it on.
- Unique key-hole on back side of frame so the chess board can be hung on a wall.