The New Exclusive Staunton chess set has all of the features that an avid chess player and collector looks for in an upper-end Staunton chess set. From the beautifully designed profile with a large tapered base to the extraordinary knights hand carved by some of the best craftsmen in the world, you will not find a better chess set in this price range.
- Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood
- Pieces individually hand polished with solid lacquer and buffing wheel
- King Height: 3.5"
- King Base: 1.625"
- King Weight: 2.5 oz.
- Chess Set Weight: 44 oz.
- 2 spare queens are included for pawn promotion
- Green Billiard Cloth Pads
- Recommended Chess Board Size: 2" - 2.124" Squares (chessboard is not included)
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I have the version of this set with a 3'' King and am very happy with that, so I decided to go with the 3.5'' version when I needed a larger set for serious games. This set has a very nice design and is approximately double-weighted (just a guess based on the fact that it's not as heavy as quad-weighted set I have but is also much heavier than an unweighted set I have), which makes it excellent for tournament or causal play. The ebonized black pieces were uniform in color and all thoroughly stained. This is a much better set than expected at this price point and I couldn't be happier with it.
After receiving a very nice 20" chessboard (with 2" borders - actual board size is 16") as a gift, I was on a mission to find the perfect pieces to fit it. Mission accomplished. This set it beautiful. It is perfectly sized for my board. The pieces are gorgeous, and have a very nice feel to them. I have always been a fan of the Staunton look, and this set is better looking than anything even remotely close to its price-point. Top it off with very quick shipping and email notices to keep me in the loop, and I feel very happy about my purchase. Highly recommended.
I, have been around the world a time or two, and I, must say, I have not seen a better 3.5 Staunton Chessmen. The Knights are the best I have seen, Handcrafted in India, home, and Mother of the game of chess. And being a artist, I look for quality workmen ship in the things I like. If you like a Chess Set you can show off, and play with, then this is it. for the money, you will not do better.