This highly successful 4" King exclusive design commissioned by TheChessPiece.com features a knight with a significantly protruding mane and other unusual features in a more finely carved bridled knight. It was the first set in the range of chessmen that provided for a choice of pads and also supplied with turret caps and additional finials.
This set is very luxurious, and consistent with TheChessPiece.com pricing policy is very affordable allowing volume sales to many chess players and collectors.
Here's a picture contrasting the boxwood pieces with the redrosewood pieces:
Featuring a triple-weighted 4" King, this set is made in both traditional boxwood (white pieces) and redrosewood (opposing pieces).The rooks have very finely cut crenallations (as in battlements in a castle) and are supplied with turret caps which are supplied loose, so a player can if he uses these, change the look of these pieces. Turret caps are provided because it is very difficult to provide a polished finish inside the rook's turret due to the direction of the grain of the wood.
The queen has a very intricately carved coronet and the bishops have deep, broad miters.
This set is available with a choice of pads in either leather or green billiard board felt.
The base diameter is 1 3/4" and a rosewood board with 2 1/8" squares is recommended and offered as an option as shown. Please note. The pictures show the budrosewood version which we no longer supply and this new version is in a redwood of a very similar color. New pictures will be added w/e April 13 2013.
This is a 34 piece set and supplied with extra queens as standard. We would recommend that you consider the optional leather tray storage case to individually protect the pieces and our luxury chess board.
This set is also available in genuine ebony at the special sale price of $299!