Material: Ebonized Boxwood & Natural Boxwood
Dimensions: King Height - 2.91" (74 mm) King Base - 1.41"(36 mm) Pawn Height - 1.29" (33 mm) Pawn Base - 0.94" (24 mm)
You're getting: 34 pieces(2 extra queens included); Board and Storage Box are not included.Weight: 700 grams approx (24.69 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: (1.7" - 45mm) Square Size Shipping: 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
Special thanks to "Stephen Kong A.K.A. Chess Praxis" for his exceptional efforts in making this dream chess set a reality.
chessbazaar® is proud to introduce "Reproduced Vintage 1930 German Knubbel Chess Set", featuring the finest aspects of analysis set. This chess set features chessmen that are crafted with a boxwood only. The King height is 2.91(Analysis Size) inches and its base is a robust 1.4 inches. Wider base and superb size proportioning from the king to the pawn exhibits true intricate craftsmanship in all the pieces. Dark chess pieces are exquisitely crafted in ebonized boxwood(also available in crimson color). All Chess pieces are expertly carved in India and slightly weighted for prodigious hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. They are meticulously handcrafted from the finest grade boxwood and polished by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. This chess set looks gorgeous and exquisitely striking even more in the lacquer finish.
Chess Pieces Weight: 700 grams approx (24.69 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%.
The opposing pieces are made of natural 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. Pieces have thick green felt, which precisely envelops the base of each chessmen for a traditional look & 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.
Craftsmanship: The lathe work on each chess piece is noteworthy, especially the unique lines on the rooks and marvellous miter cut on the bishops. All chess pieces have a wide base which adds another interesting dimension to the set. The carving and turning the quality of the knight are quite spectacular, look closely at the eyes, nostrils, teeth and, craftsmanship around the mane. Knights have a divergent style of carving on each side making even more captivating pieces from different angle views. The design of the other pieces is also highly outstanding that allows the set to truly stand out. Like the Russian/Soviet chess sets, the ball on the king is of opposite color.
History: This Vintage 1930 German Knubbel chess set was produced somewhere around 90 years ago in Denmark. This chess set was beautiful in its functionality & that's why it became the favorite analysis set of Bent Larsen. The pieces were crafted with wide bases which did not tumble easily. The rooks were turned to look solid castles, the pawns were minimalist but refined, the bishops had a unique cut, the king was distinguished without a cross finial and the queen without a ball. This reproduction exemplifies a perfect combination of class and history.
Why Vintage 1930 German Knubbel Chess Set? The original 1930 German Knubbel Chess Set in playable condition is very very hard to find and may cost tens of thousands of dollars if available. Our Knubbel Replica is a humble try to bring this legendary design to life and to let chess enthusiasts experience the game with this beautiful chess set which was not possible hitherto.
Design & Quality: Appropriately weighted these pieces are very stable on board and a pleasure to touch and feel. Each piece is meticulously carved by hand to give it a rich and long-lasting shine. The design, quality, and craftsmanship of these chess pieces are unmatched and that is what made them favorite of the masses. The result of this hard work of these master craftsmen is a truly wonderful design and a masterpiece which any connoisseur will admire.
Felts: Thick green felt precisely envelops the base of each chessmen.
Weights: The set is slightly 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.
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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