4" Mark of Westminster Crimson Rosewood Hoplites Staunton Chess Pieces
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 and has felt bottoms. 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.
These chess pieces are Crimson Rosewood and Boxwood, which are most often paired with Mahogany and Macassar chess boards, but will also go with most dark woods as well.
Crimson Rosewood Chess Pieces vary from a light red to a deep red wine color, and is well regarded as one of the most exclusive exotic woods used for chess pieces. It is a hard wood, with a strong grain variation. The wide variety of colors make them quite unique, with the age of wood being the most common factor in the difference. This is a premier hardwood, compared most often in price to Ebony.
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.
Chessboard Not Included. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.