Heritage Chess Set
Red Sandalwood Chess Pieces
Magnificent! The Heritage chess set ranks among the finest handcrafted chessmen made anywhere, at any price. Artfully created from rare imported Red Sandalwood and Boxwood, the deep luster of these hardwoods appeals to the eye, while cool and sensuous to the touch.
The White pieces are crafted from select Boxwood, and the Black pieces are carved from exotic Red Sandalwood. The texture of both woods is fine and even, naturally resistant to weather and decay, which will ensure generations of enjoyment.
The King stands a regal 4.25 inches tall, with a base of 1.75 inches for added stability. Weighing an impressive 4 ounces, the heft and feel of this magnificent monarch as you move it across the board is almost intoxicating. Note the classic finial and graceful hand-carved contours, usually found only on sets costing two or three times more.
The Heritage chess set is handcrafted in minute detail - just look at the exquisite Knight and Queen pictured above. Unlike many inferior sets, these chess pieces are carved by hand from a solid block of wood, and NOT glued together. One can easily imagine the labor involved; in fact, it is the craftsman's skill that places the Heritage set several notches above the common run. What we're really talking about is a miniature work of Art, a wooden sculpture of exceptional artistry in the Staunton tradition.
Great care has been taken to properly weight each chess piece, so that even the humble Pawn has that "massive" feel you would expect from a top-quality chess set. The resulting low center of gravity provides stability and almost guarantees against accidental knock-downs. Any chess player will thoroughly enjoy handling the Heritage set - year in and year out, generation after generation.
This heirloom chess set comes housed in a divided rosewood box of the finest construction, with brass fittings and billiard green felt lining. Offering safe and secure storage for your set, this solid rosewood box polishes to a mirror-like finish.
In short, the Heritage chess set combines elegance and artistry with practical functionality. Never will you find a more noble chess set - so start building your chess memories today!
King Height: 4.25 inches
King Base: 1.75 inches
Chess Pieces Total Weight: 47 ounces
Recommended Board Square Size: 2.375 inches