What makes this chess set unique?
Reykjavik II Chess Set
Ebony & Boxwood Reykjavik II features 34 chess pieces that are hand carved with billiard cloth pads, 4 queens and are weighted.
The Chessboard features Walnut (dark) and Maple (light) squares with a cherry frame and has a satin finish. The chess piece storage drawers have individual compartments for your chessmen. (See image)
What are the dimensions?
Chess Board Dimensions: 22.5" x 22.5" x 4.5". Board Square Size: 2.25”. Chess King Size: 3.75”. King Base Width: 1.75”.
What the heck is the king base width? It is the diameter of the base of the king (the bottom of the king piece). This measurement is important when selecting the right chess board square size for the chess pieces that will be playing on it.
What are some of the unique selling features of this product?
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The chess set wood explained:
Ebony wood defined: Species of ebony are from India, western Africa and Indonesia and is prized for its luxuriant, multi-colored wood grain.
Chess pieces - Boxwood defined: Boxwood has a fine, even texture with a natural luster. The grain tends to be straight or slightly irregular.
Chess board - Walnut defined:Walnut is a straight-grained hardwood that varies from chocolate brown (from the center of the tree) to yellow (outer portion of the tree). It's a very strong and stable wood that can take intricate carving.
Maple wood defined: Maple is a creamy white hardwood that sometimes has a reddish tinge. One of the hardest wood species, it can take a beating and look great for years.