Material: Ebony Wood & Boxwood
Dimensions: King Height - 4.33" (110 mm) King Base - 1.77"(45 mm) Pawn Height - 1.92" (49 mm) Pawn Base - 1.37" (35 mm)
You're getting: 34 pieces(2 extra queens included); Board and Storage Box is not included.
Weight: 1300 grams approx (45.85 oz). Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.Recommended Board Size: 60 mm square sizeShipping: FedEx/DHL 4-6 days delivery for North America, UK, AU, EU, IN IndiaPost 15-25 days delivery for rest of the world - Know More
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Special thanks to "Mike Ladzinski" for his exceptional efforts in making this dream chess set a reality.
chessbazaar proudly presents you the Reproduced Ferocious Knights 1890's Russian Tournament Set in ebony wood & boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.3" tall with a base diameter of 1.7". Both sides are made of boxwood. The dark chess pieces are made of genuine ebony wood. It would be difficult to find a more sumptuous wood than ebony wood for the dark side chess pieces. The texture of the ebony wood is fine and a true pleasure to hold. The deep luster and total blackness of the ebony wood are exceptional. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade genuine ebony wood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. This is an impeccable reproduction featuring the magnificently robust and so-called "Ferocious" Knights.
The opposing pieces are made of boxwood which is traditionally used for the white side. It is one of the fairly easy woods to work with and shows off aesthetic detail. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces are expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Pieces have unique rings and thick green felts, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for smooth movement on the chess board. The Knights are well-reproduced and represent the highest grade of knight carving skills that our Indian artisans have to offer.
Weight: 1300 grams approx (45.85 oz). Please note that the weight in the set is added manually so the final weight of the set can vary by plus or minus (±) 10%.
Craftsmanship: The lathe work on each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique collar rings and elegant curves on the knights. We then polished them with buff polish which gives the chess pieces a smooth shiny surface. The set is entirely handmade in India and weighted for prodigious hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set.
History: This spectacular chess set was used in premier Russian tournaments at that time. The original set is weighted with finely turned pieces and exquisite hand carved knights & we tried our best to replicate the same.
Chess and its Russian/Soviet connection: Chess is one of the most popular games in the Soviet Union and there is one interesting fact that most of the world chess champions were citizens of the Soviet Union. The period from 1993 to 2000 the world chess champions were almost Russians. From the early days, chess has been a central feature of Soviet history and culture from the middle ages onwards, resulting in a great range of chess sets from various times and zones. Click here to see our full range of Russian/Soviet chess sets. Chess is considered one of the most interesting, exciting and educational games in Soviet. Now a day's Russians also use chess as a training concentration.
Weights: The set is heavily weighted and so they are a pleasure to hold and will last for years if maintained properly in a dry and clean place.
Package Includes: 34 Chessmen(2 extra queens included), Chessboard NOT included in this sale.
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Disclaimer: Product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings.
Caution: These chess pieces are neither waterproof nor UV-resistant
Shipping: We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world. For North America, UK, Australia, Europe, and India the item will be shipped by FedEx expedited service and for Latin America, Russia, Japan and the rest of the world, it will be shipped by India Post Regd. Parcel. Delivery period may vary from 4-6 days for FedEx and 15-25 days for Registered Parcel. We assure you that you won't pay any additional taxes or customs duty after your payment at chessbazaar.com. Know More
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