21" Ebonized Hoplites Traditional Chess Set
Mark of Westminster Chess Pieces are the paradigm of perfection in wood staunton chess piece design. The premier chess pieces by Mark Of Westminster have been known for their heirloom quality. Each chess set is exclusive, with a printed certificate of authenticity that serves as a lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each chess piece is hand-carved, has leather-bottoms, extra queens, and the signature Mark of Westminster Logo beneath the king. The hoplites design is more detailed than the french or german, but remains highly playable with few pointed edges that can easily be chipped or damaged.
Ebonized Chess Pieces are actually Boxwood pieces lacquered black, giving them a pure black appearance almost identical to ebony, but for a fraction of the cost.
This chess board features Wengue and Sycamore squares with a very clean design. It has a good sized border and a sycamore pinstripe to emphasize the playing surface. Wengue is a popular dark color, appearing as almost a charcoal gray. It pairs well with woods such as Ebonized, Ebony, and Cardinal and Crimson Rosewoods found in many Staunton chess pieces. It also matches well with many of the theme chess pieces - both painted and not.
This set includes extra queens. Chess Pieces hand-carved in India, Chess Board made in Poland.
Chess Set Details:
Below is a chart of approximate weights of all pieces; please note these are estimates as slight variations can occur in hand carved
||3 lbs 2.7oz
||7 lbs 10 oz
|| .7 oz