What makes this chess set unique?
Kikkerwood (Acacia) and Boxwood Classic chess pieces that are double weighted paired with a ebony and maple inlaid chess board.
What are the dimensions?
Chess Board Dimensions: 17.25” x 17.25”. Board Square Size: 2”. Chess King Size: 3.75”. King Base Width: 1.6”.
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:
Kikkerwood: Kikkerwood or Kikar is in the Acacia tree family. Rosewood and Golden Rosewood (Sheesham) are now an endangered species and exported from India.
It is becoming more and more limited. Kikkerwood isn't as red as rosewood, but has a very nice grain and resembles more of a Walnut in color.
Boxwood defined: Boxwood has a fine, even texture with a natural luster. The grain tends to be straight or slightly irregular.
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.
Ebony wood defined: Species of ebony are from India, western Africa and Indonesia and is prized for its luxuriant, multi-colored wood grain.