German Knight Staunton Chess Set with Ebonized & Boxwood Pieces - 2.75" King


Brand: The Chess Store

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Simple is often best and our German Knight Staunton chess set with its simple, yet attractive design is the ideal set for your everyday chess game. Unencumbered by fine detail, these chess pieces will stand up to the rigor of daily play for a lifetime. This is our smallest version with a 2.75” king and a base diameter of 1.125”, an ideal size for the casual game at home. Pieces are made from ebonized and natural boxwood and are heavily weighted for exceptional stability on the chess board. Thick green baize pads on the bottom create a soft cushion and allow the pieces to slide smoothly across the chess board. The German Knight Staunton ranks as the most popular chess set ever made is often used in tournaments, matches, television shows, movies and featured on chess book covers.

Chess Set Specifications & Features:

  • Includes 34 Pieces with 2 Extra Queens for Pawn Promotion (Does Not Include Chess Board)
  • Wood: Ebonized & Natural Boxwood
  • Finish: Traditional Polished Lacquer
  • King Height: 2.75"
  • King Base: 1.125"
  • King Weight: 1.5 Ounces
  • Chess Set Weight: 24 Ounces
  • Green Baize Pads
  • Recommended Chess Board Size: 1.5" - 1.75" Squares 

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  • 5
    Great #2 tournament set

    Posted by Bart on 15th May 2023

    These are "smaller" pieces but don't let that fool you - they are *still* fairly large, and of a nice, beefy weight. I like the no-nonsense German knight design, and everything in the set is well proportioned and has a good finish to it; the knights are symmetric, the cuts in te rooks are evenly placed, and king's cross and queen's coronet are nicely formed. My only point of critique is that I wish the knight was sized more in between bishop and rook (I guess if you ignore the ears it is...) but that's “true as advertised” and not a surprise when the pieces arrive, so not subtracting stars for it. You can use this set on a 12" board (I do), great for analysis. If you're playing rapid with this set I'd go a little bit larger and get a 14" board instead, or maybe even 16"

  • 5
    Small staunton style ebony boxwood set

    Posted by james Langley on 12th Jun 2019

    Exactly what I wanted. Small set to go with a black and white marble board. The pieces were shipped in a timely manner and the pieces are nicely weighted. Thank you

  • 5
    Outstanding Tradional Raftsmansbip

    Posted by Kyoshi Wayne L. Eaton on 27th Dec 2018

    I finally decided after an eleven year hiatus to get back into the game. So without hesitation my attention went to The Chess Store to replace my chess pieces...and their offering of the Staunton Set in boxwood for only 30 bucks so exquisitely classically created and ebonized was the obviously choice. The two day shipping from Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia was surprisingly pleasing as well... I highly recommend The Chess Store for the highest quality of chess accoutrement and the managements most excellent customer service. Check and mate.

  • 5
    Beautiful chess pieces

    Posted by Phil Paradies on 22nd Jun 2017

    Purchased these for my son's birthday. As a woodworker, I thought of turning/carving chess pieces myself, but decided to order these instead, When I received them, I was amazed at the detail, weighting, finish, and overall quality. There is no way that I could replicate these pieces, even cost wise, if I bought the boxwood myself. Plus I was able to find a set that was perfectly sized for my chessboard squares.

  • 5
    Chess Pieces

    Posted by Patrick Marshall on 25th Oct 2015

    I needed only a black and white pawn but initially ordered a full set. When I received the set yesterday, I realized it did not fit my board. I called ChessSet and Sierra answered. I explained what I needed. She held me on the phone for 30+/- seconds and she easily found the two pieces for my set. I am grateful to complete it! The best part of Sierra's customer service was she gave me clear instructions on how to return the pieces that I should not have ordered in the first place. Her tone and helpfulness made me feel like a valued customer rather than a dub for placing the wrong order! Sierra is a great member of your customer service team and I appreciate her attention!! Thank you. Pat Marshall

  • 5
    Well made pieces for an affordable price

    Posted by Susannah Monteith on 25th Oct 2015

    I bought these pieces for my father, upon his recommendation, and they are lovely. They are weighted nicely. The felt is smooth and the finish of the pieces is beautiful.