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  • The Volkh - Unique Wood Chess Set with Board and Storage, King 3.25"
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The Volkh - Unique Wood Chess Set with Board and Storage, King 3.25"

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The Volkh
Unique Wood Chess Set with Board and Storage

High in the mystic Carpathian Mountains of Europe, home of the Dragon and the vampire myth, you will find artisans that draw deep from a wellspring of history dating back centuries, honoring the finest traditions in wood carving. This chess set is named after the the mythological deity Jarilo the War God, honored in the mist shrouded mountain. This is just one of the handcrafted artisan chess sets in the Carpathian Collection.
 
These unique and handsomely designed chess pieces are made of Hornbeam and Sycamore both woods that are found in the forests of Europe. Hornbeam (sometimes known as Ironwood) is mostly white and used for intricate and decorative carvings. Sycamore offers a dark brown, smooth textured wood, perfect for the dark pieces. These woods coupled with the craftsmanship of the Carpathian artisans make for some of the finest moderately priced chess sets available in the marketplace today. Enjoy the airy elegance of the Kings and Queens while appreciating the solidity of the Bishops and Rooks - and relish the hand decorated craftsmanship, executed by a special carving and burning technique. Carved from Hornbeam and Sycamore, the wooden chessmen lie secure in their felt lined form-fitted slots when not in use or on display. That's because the Volkh chess set comes with a folding case with ornate fittings, crafted from Beech and Birch. Flip the latch, take out the chess pieces and turn the case over to reveal a woodgrain chess board with algebraic coordinates on all four sides. Of course each chess piece has a felted bottom to protect the board. King Height: 3.25"; Square Size: 1.875" Dimensions, Case Folded: 17.25" x 8.75" x 2.125".
 
King Height: 3.25"
Square Size: 1.875"
Dimensions, Case Folded: 17.25" x 8.75" x 2.125"
 
Handcrafted in Europe

In the Carpathian Mountains of eastern Europe, home of the dragon and the vampire legends, artisans still draw deep from a wellspring of history dating back centuries, honoring the finest traditions in wood carving.

This chess set is named after the mythical deity Volkh, the God of Transformation/ And if he played chess, these would be the chess pieces he'd use! Each unique and handsomely designed chess piece is made of Hornbeam or Sycamore, both woods from the forests of Europe. Hornbeam (sometimes known as Ironwood) is mostly white and used for intricate and decorative carvings. Sycamore offers a dark brown, smooth textured wood, perfect for the dark pieces. The wood then meets the craftsmanship of our master artisans, resulting in the finest moderately priced chess set available in the marketplace today.

The King is a serious 3.35" inches tall on a chess board measuring 17.25" x 17.25" and fit for display at home or in the office. The folding chess board, made from beach and birch wood, has an insert tray for the chess pieces inside. King Height: 3.25"; Case Dimensions (folded): 17.25" x 8.75" x 2.25"

About the Carpathian Chess Set Collection

These unique and handsomely designed chess sets are crafted by master artisans, and offer the finest moderately priced chess sets available in the marketplace today. Look for these chess sets designed spefically for the Carpathian Collection.

Alcatzar King: 5.5" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 22.8" x 22.8"
Jarilo King: 4.33" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 21" x 21"
Zaria King: 3.35" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 16.5" x 16.5"
Perun King: 2.75" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 14" x 14"
Veles King: King: 2.5" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 12.25"' x 12.25"
Lada King: 2.5" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 11.75" x 11.75"
Kolianda King: 2.5" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 11.8 " x 11.8"
Delbog King: 2.56" with Hand Crafted Chess Board: 11.25" x 11.25"

Notice the Crowns of Different Colors on the King and Queen

The Light Chess Pieces
The Light pieces are made of Hornbeam, a wood that is found in the forests of Europe. Hornbeam (sometimes known as Ironwood) is mostly white and used for intricate and decorative carvings. There are no lead weights in these pieces - they are solid wood!
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The Dark Chess Pieces
The Dark pieces are carfted from Sycamore, which offers a dark brown, smooth textured wood. This wood, coupled with the craftsmanship of our master artisans, makes for some of the finest moderately priced chess sets available in the marketplace today.

Makes a Great Travel Chess Set - Easy to Move and Store

  • The Hand Carved Design on the Borders

    Take a close look at the elegant borders of the chess board, with edges carved in an intricate design. Brass hinges complete the outside for easy closure.

  • The Chess Piece Storage Compartment

    The chess board folds to store the pieces. The interior of the storage compartment is lined with green felt and each piece has its own place for secure travel.

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