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The Defender Luxury Series Staunton Chessmen in Ebony Wood / Boxwood - 4.6" King

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Material: Ebony Wood / Boxwood


Dimensions:   King Height - 4.52" (115 mm)
                        King Base - 1.81" (46 mm)
                        Pawn Height - 2.55" (65 mm)
                        Pawn Base - 1.45" (37 mm)


You're getting: 34 pieces(2 extra queens); Board and Storage Box is not included.

Weight
: 1800 grams (63.49 oz). Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.

Recommended Board Size
60 mm square size


Shipping: FedEx 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN
                   IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More

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Features
Chess Pieces Details Height Base
King   4.52" (115 mm)
1.81" (46 mm)
Queen  4.09" (104 mm)
 1.73" (44 mm)
Bishop  3.54" (90 mm)
 1.65" (42 mm)
Knight 3.07" (78 mm)
1.65" (42 mm)
Rook 2.79" (71 mm) 1.65" (42 mm)
Pawn 2.55" (65 mm)
1.45" (37 mm)
Total Weight Of Chess Set 1800 grams (63.49 oz)
Dark Pieces Ebony Wood
Light Pieces Box Wood
Recommended Board Size  60 mm square size

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We are pleased to announce the Defender Luxury Series heirloom quality Staunton chessmen exquisitely made from ebony wood and natural boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.5 inches and its base is robust 1.8 inches. This is a luxury design featuring the magnificently robust and remarkable knight. 

The dark chess pieces are made of ebony wood. It would be difficult to find a more sumptuous wood than ebony wood for the dark side chess pieces. The texture of the ebony wood is fine and a true pleasure to hold. The deep luster and total blackness of the ebony wood are exceptional.

The opposing pieces are made of boxwood which is traditionally used for white side. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic detail. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. All Chess Pieces are uniquely designed and have thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board. The knights are well-crafted and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer.

Craftsmanship: The lathe work on the each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and elegant curves. Knights have a divergent style of carving on each side making even more captivating pieces from different angle views. There are 6 cuts in the turrets of the rook. The carving and the design of the knight are quite spectacular, look closely at the eyes, nostrils, teeth and, craftsmanship around the mane. The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding, each chessmen is carefully handcrafted in India. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. Superb size proportioning from king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces are comparable to the luxury chess sets that are sold for $900+ by other retailers.

Uniformity of pieces: The shapes of turned pieces are guided by metal profiles and so all turned pieces are identical, especially the pawns. You can expect some variation where hand carving or cutting comes i.e. knights.

All chess pieces have an elegant visual appeal that blends well for permanent display on a cocktail table or any contemporary home. Matching chess board for these pieces is available at our web store at extra cost. Shop Here

Package Includes : 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included). Chessboard NOT included in this sale. 

Disclaimer: Product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.

Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant.

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Shipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Australia, Europe, and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Latin America, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 15-25 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or customs duty after your payment at chessbazaar.com. Know More

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Customer Reviews
A True Masterpiece Review by Robert Gamble
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I have purchased several chess sets from Chessbazaar over the last 12 months. They have all been very high quality but this one is my current favorite. The bases and compound collars provide an elegant flair, the finials on the King and Queen are distinctive and classy, the mitre of the Bishop is perfectly "scooped", and the Rooks possess stately and well finished battlements. While all of the pieces are a work of art, the Knight really stands out with a wonderfully majestic design that is flawlessly executed. The head and ears are expertly carved, the asymmetric lower mane is a nice touch, and the entire piece has a very clean look and feel. Chessbazaar has many sets with great Knights (the Indian-American and Ferocious Elite series being two of my favorites) but the Knights in this set are as good as it gets.

As is typical for Chessbazaar, the workmanship is top notch. All of the pieces are well buffed and polished, the sizes and weights are very consistent, and there are no noticeable defects in the craftsmanship or flaws in the wood. The pieces are all level with felt pads that are perfectly cut, centered, and glued to the bottoms of the pieces. There is no glue, wood dust, or residue on any of the pieces.

One of the black Bishops I received had some minor damage (chipping on the compound collar and a dent on the front of the mitre) but Mayank from support was quick to ship a replacement which was as flawless as the rest of the set. Chessbazaar's customer service is consistently responsive and helpful.

The set is advertised as having a mass of approximately 1800 grams and the one I received was 1805 grams. While the pieces aren't too light, they are not as heavily weighted as many of the other luxury sets Chessbazaar sells. This is something to keep in mind if you are accustomed to the heftier pieces.

As always, the set was received within 4 days of placing the order from India to the US and packaged with great care. (Posted on 9/13/2018)

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