This chess set package includes our German Staunton Chess Set in ebonized boxwood and natural boxwood matched with our Classic Walnut and Maple Chess Board. Sometimes simple is best and that's true of our German Knight Staunton chess set with its simple but attractive design. Unencumbered by fine detail, these pieces will stand up to the rigor of everyday play year after year. The ebonized pieces are stained black and have almost no visible grain replicating the look of real ebony at less than half the price. Pieces are turned and carved by the world's most skilled craftsmen one piece at time and then individually hand polished with a solid lacquer to a beautiful luster. Pieces are weighted for stability and have thick green baize pads for a soft feel on the chess board.
Our Classic Mahogany and Maple chess board is an excellent choice for matching with ebonized and boxwood chess pieces. The black pieces create a stunning contrast with the warm orange-brown color of the mahogany. This is an inlaid chess board with the finest wood veneers and is handcrafted to exacting standards. The board is sealed in a satin polyurethane finish to protect the wood. An extra wide frame adds substantial size to the chess board and provides enough room for sitting captured pieces while a black inlay border creates a sharp delineation surrounding the playing area. The squares are 1.5" and the board measures 14" overall. More chess games have been played with a German Knight than any other chess set in the world and it continues to be our most popular chess set.