3" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Honey Rosewood Earl Staunton Chess Pieces
The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. These chess pieces are extremely well weighted and each set includes extra queens. These Staunton chess sets feature the finest hand carved detail possible as well as red leather bases. Each set includes a certificate of authenticity as well as the Mark of Westminster logo beneath each king.
This is the small Honey Rosewood and Boxwood version of the Earl design, and is best suited for 1 3/4" - 2" chess boards.
The very heavy Earl pieces are a fairly traditional Staunton design with emphasis on the knight. The knight has a well detailed main and perked, upright ears. The slightly open mouth shows the teeth of the horse, and the extended back gives the illusion of the piece being in motion.
These chess pieces are Honey Rosewood and Boxwood, which is often paired with Walnut, Teak, or other light to medium brown wood chess boards.
Honey Rosewood Chess Pieces are a soft, easy to work with light to medium brown wood. There is a fair amount of grain, and is an excellent choice if you want an inexpensive natural look.
Boxwood Chess Pieces are the near universal standard for 'white' chess pieces in hand-carved sets. It is a fairly easy wood to work with, and shows off good detail.
- King Height: 3"
- King Weight: 1.4 oz
- King Base: 1 1/2"
- Recommended Square Size: 1 3/4" - 2"
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