Perfect for promotional use or any one of hundreds of different uses for chess pieces besides playing chess.Specifications:
- King height: 1 3/4"
- King base: 3/4"
- Queen height: 1 5/8"
- Queen base: 3/4"
- Bishop height: 1 7/16"
- Bishop base: 3/4"
- Knight height: 1 1/4"
- Knight base: 3/4"
- Rook height: 1 1/8"
- Rook base: 3/4"
- Pawn height: 1 1/16"
- Pawn base: 3/4"
- King weight: .2 oz.
- Green felt bottoms
I own six 9” Milled Leather Travel Chess Sets because they are wonderful. Some are for future gifts and a few are just for me. That’s because I discovered that the really neat things I’ve bought throughout my life are not made anymore. That’s probably due to not enough demand for quirky high-end things that are expensive to make. When I’ve lost some treasures due to theft or negligence or breakage, years later they couldn’t be replaced. So I’ve learned to buy duplicates of certain items that matter to me.
I bought additional “replacement” wood chess pieces so that each set I bought will have extra Queens. Extra knights, rooks, and bishops are also desired because the Queen isn’t always the best situational choice to seek after sending a pawn down the board for pawn promotion.
The duplicate Queens are crafted well although there is some variance in the degree of gloss finish, color, and size. These differences are slight, imperceptible to most people, and really don’t matter.
The 9” Milled Leather Travel Chess Set is what Indiana Jones would carry if he played chess (and if the zippered nylon carry bag had been invented). If every piece wasn’t a perfect match, Indy wouldn’t care. I don’t care either. It’s the only true travel chess set on the planet that I know of that has terrific Staunton wood pieces with magnetic bases large enough for a man’s fingers to grasp yet compact enough to fit on a perfect 9” leather chess board. It all fits in a small zippered nylon carry bag. Absolutely perfect.
The board I like has brown and cream squares. I think it looks better with the chessmen of each color than the board available that has black squares.
I’m quite fond of this and am grateful that somebody had the sensibilities to imagine it and have it crafted so well for people like me to own.
If you enjoy chess, get it for your own adventures.
Outstanding quality pieces. Very happy with them. I bought one of each in case I loose someone. Who knows if they'll be discontinued and I preferred to take this preemptive measure.
This great little crafted magnetic travel set was about 95% what I was looking for with the exception of not having promotional queens. Once I had seen that Chesshouse offered replacement pieces for certain sets the Milled 9" Magnetic Travel set was once of them. Albeit that they were out of replacement queen piece stock at the time but I was quickly notified the moment they were back in stock and available for sale. I immeditely ordered and now my set is 100% to my expectations. A very cool little set and nicely carved by the way if you want a very portable yet nice magnetic travel set. The magnets aren't super strong but strong enough to keep them in their square even if the board is tilted 90º. Thank you once again Chesshouse for a reliable soultion to my chess needs.
I bought the Milled Leather travel chess set, which was back ordered when I made my purchase. I also wanted to purchase a matching set of queens to go with the set.
Josh B of Chess House took care of all the arrangements to add the additional pieces to my order. The pieces are very nice for a set in this price range.
The single replacement piece is in good condition and looks very good. It is smaller than I expected given the dimensions on the website and magnetic bottom is not very strong. But it certainly works and looks good.