Staunton Chessmen – Weighted & Handpolished Sheesham & Boxwood with 2.5 in. King
These attractive chessmen in the traditional English Staunton style are crafted from Sheesham and Kari wood. They are hand polished for a beautiful luster and they are weighted for greater stability. The Staunton design has become the standard for tournament play. The pieces are easily distinguishable making for easier game play. Knights are made to resemble the head and neck of a horse. Kings are the tallest pieces featuring a cross atop a closed crown. Queens are slightly smaller than the kings, and feature a coronet topped with a small ball. Rooks feature castle battlements, and bishops resemble a liturgical headdress of a western church. Pawns are the smallest and are topped by a plain ball. The pieces which represent humans (the king, queen, bishop, and pawn) feature a collar which separates the body from the head design. These will be enjoyed for years to come.
- Staunton style chess pieces
- Pieces are crafted from wood – Sheesham and Boxwood
- Pieces are handpolished & weighted for better stability during play
- King measures 2.5 in. tall
- Includes 32 chessmen with felt bottoms
Need a smaller, elegant board? I use these in small workshops and in the classroom with the smaller 15in boards as they fit better on desks. You might need room for score sheets!?
15in boards with 2.75 inch king sets...
19in boards with 3in king sets, just remember that ideally 4 pawns should fit in a square for the proper balance by the rules.
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