English Staunton Chessmen - Weighted & Handpolished Wood - 2 1/2"

SKU: WE035025
Sale price$69.00 USD
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About The English Staunton Chessmen - Weighted & Handpolished Wood - 2 1/2"

These attractive chessmen in the traditional English Staunton style are crafted from Sheesham and Kari wood, hand polished for a beautiful luster and weighted for greater stability. These will be enjoyed for years to come.

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.

  • King height: 2 1/2"
  • King base: 1"
  • King weight: 0.4 oz.
  • Set weight: 9 oz.
  • One queen per side

Product Specs

King Height
King Base

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Greg Houghton
quality ok, a bit smaller than I expected

nice pieces, reasonable quality (not outstanding) but smaller than I imagined

Michael A Carroll

I’m trying to return my entire order the bag was open when I got it nothing is damaged but I thought it had a box and not a bag of pieces they look really immature and not done very well low quality