This chess set design was launched by us in 2006 and is available in rich bloodrosewood.
The King is 4.5" tall (to tip of finial) and weighs just over 3 ounces. It has a base diameter of 1.85" with a choice of either leather or green felt pads. The picture of the white pieces above shows the excellent proportioning of all the pieces.
We love the knight in this design for the great expression and detail. Look closely at the eyes, mane, jaw bone and the attention to detail in the teeth, occipital crest, shapely ears and nostrils!
This is a racehorse ready for action!
The carving of the knight is quite extraordinary. Just look at those eyes! The design of the other pieces are also highly commended, look at the crafting of the King and Queen, the bishop's delicately cut miter, and the multiple rings around each of the piece bodies.
Here's a picture of the different bloodrosewood pieces shown together:
This picture shows how the pieces contrast when viewed together on our new optional 23"x23" Executive Flat Rosewood board which has 2 3/8" squares:
This luxury chess set is supplied with extra queens.
The Board shown is offered as an additional optional purchase.
We love the knight in this design for the great expression and detail. Please be aware that since we launched this set we have seen several poor quality copies which are cheaper from several USA vendors and even one from a supplier that ships from India.
Our advise is just take a look at the knights eyes and the color of the wood, and the size and weight of the pieces, quality of the turning, pad choices, etc.. It is sad to have to warn potential customers about this problem but there are several vendors that copy sets we have marketed for years. They normally are quite a bit cheaper but sometimes more expensive! We do not use low grade woods, or put inexpensive iron in the base (we use lead- do the magnet test!) and we do not use terrible knight carvers for our PREMIUM luxury sets where detail is SO important.
This set is available with a choice of either leather or felt pads! Need advise?