Skillful Protectors, Legendary heroes, honorable men.
Renaissance had its undoubted protagonists: Knights have been evolved from the iron-masked soldiers of the Middle Ages to the idolized heroes of higher nobility. Through Europe they were named Knights, Sirs, Musketeers or Guardians and were portrayed as the ideal men. With their own code of honor, knighthood‘s ideals of virtue was immortalized in history through Renaissance literature and romance.
The figures are created according to the evolution of the Knight to a noble, elegant guardian and protector, during the renaissance period. In order to become a knight, one had to be trained in hunting and travelling and familiarize themselves with horses and warfare. At the age of 20 they were knighted at a special ceremony during which they were given their swords and had to swear to use them only for sacred and fair purposes.
- Board size: 17"
- Full set weight: 18.5 lbs
- Wooden case with storage
- Manopoulos gift box
- Chessboard: Brass
- Chessmen: Zinc Alloy 5
- Wooden case: Laminated wood
Package arrived as scheduled with only minor damage to the shipping box. Was concerned, but upon opening the box, realized that the exterior shipping box was for shipping. Well packed with enough padding to protect the box. Inside the box, there was additional packing to protect this very beautiful set. As the gift recipient has not opened it, will wait to update their reaction.
This is for my 16 year old grandson. Hw ill have this set the rest of his life. It is beautiful.
Got here in record time! Looks exactly as it was displayed. Very happy with purchase.
Absolutely gorgeous quality chess set.
I got this chess board for my husband and
He absolutely loves it!