Red sandalwood is one of the most beautiful woods to make chessmen. Unfortunately, the import of red sandalwood chessmen from India has been banned. These are chess sets that we have had stored away for many years in very small quantities. Due to the rarity and high cost, red sandalwood was reserved for the most luxurious chess sets. Most of these sets have been discontinued for years and represent some of the finest Staunton chess sets ever produced. Whether you are a collector or searching for one special chess set, any of these beautiful masterpieces will fit the bill.