What makes these chess pieces unique?
Amazing Detail On The Knights!
Chess Piece Description: Ebony & Natural Boxwood. Heavily weighted chess pieces crafted out of the highest grade woods. The 34 chessmen (double queens) are hand carved and hand turned by master artisans to the highest quality standards.
Green embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings and luxurious green baize (similar to billiard cloth) under the remaining pieces.
What are the dimensions?
King size: 4.4”. King base width: 2”.
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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Recommended Chess Board: The recommended chess board square size: 2.5”.
PLEASE NOTE: The chess board is not included.
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.
Boxwood defined: Boxwood has a fine, even texture with a natural luster. The grain tends to be straight or slightly irregular.
Why double queens?
To be used for pawn promotion which is a chess rule that requires if your pawn reaches its eighth rank (the pawn reaching the other side of the chess board) it must be immediately replaced by the player's choice of a queen, knight, rook, or bishop of the same color (in this case a queen).
The new piece replaces the pawn on the same square, as part of the same move.
The making of a chess piece.
The plastic chess piece.
If the chess piece is injection molded then large numbers can be produced at an economical price, yet these chessmen are perfectly functional chess sets.
These plastic pieces allow the player with a lower budget to be able to purchase a chess set and enjoy this amazing board game.
The wood chess piece.
High quality wood chess pieces generally are individually turned and carefully fashioned by craftsmen.
Chess pieces begin life as blocks of hardwood, usually sandalwood, boxwood, rosewood or ebony just to name a few.
The expensive chess pieces have great attention to detail; often the knight is the piece that will have amazing detail with the detailed teeth and attention to the mane of the horse.
This detail requires a high quality hardwood so the chessmen will be strong enough for game play.
The other chess pieces.
Wood and plastic are not the only materials used to make chess pieces there are a plethora of other materials, only limited by ones imagination.