4 1/2" Mark of Westminster Padouk Tyrant 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, has felt-bottoms and extra queens.
The Tyrant Staunton Chess Pieces are some of the most exciting high luxury chessmen we've brought in to our store. This set features high quality, hand carved wooden pieces made of exotic woods with one very important disctinction that sets it apart from other high-end chess sets. Instead of the traditional bust of a horse for the knight, the Tyrant Staunton features a detailed, hand carved dragon. This piece features a wide open mouth with sharp teeth and two actual bone horns behind the head. Certainly, this is one of the most ferocious chess sets available. Additionally, these chess pieces come with three different finials for crosses so you can chose between a more standard cross, to the Mark of Westminster W, to a more fantastical design.
What might be best about the Tyrant Staunton is it's still a very playable set of chess pieces. The pieces are all easily recognizable, so you do not have the trouble you might find with many other theme chess sets.
These extremely well weighted chess pieces are Padouk and Boxwood, which are most often paired with Mahogany and Macassar chess boards, but will also go with most dark woods as well.
Padouk 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.
Deluxe humidor style storage box included. Chessboard Not Included. Made in India
Chess Pieces Details:
Below is a chart of approximate weights of all pieces; please note these are estimates as slight variations can occur in hand carved items.