What is pewter?
Pewter is a malleable (can be hammered or otherwise shaped without breaking) metal alloy, commonly it is 85–99% tin, the rest consisting of copper and perhaps some lead. Silver may also be used.
Copper and antimony (a brittle silvery-white metalloid) act as hardeners while lead is often found in the lower grades of pewter, which have a bluish tint.
Pewter chess pieces are popular because of the look and feel; there is nothing better than the feeling of solid metal for game play.
Not only are these pieces fun to play but they can also be works of art that would add class to any office décor or game room.