4 1/2" Mark of Westminster Ebony Conqueror Staunton Chess Pieces with Steel Bases
Mark of Westminster Chess Pieces are the paradigm of perfection in wood staunton chess piece design. The premier chess pieces by Mark Of Westminster have been known for their heirloom quality. Each chess set is exclusive, with a printed certificate of authenticity that serves as a lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each chess piece is hand-carved, has felt-bottoms and extra queens.
The Conqueror Staunton chessmen are some of the heaviest chess pieces we’ve ever seen as well as some of the most luxurious. These chess pieces are unique with steel plug inserts for the base that make them extremely heavy, resistant to cracking, and add a unique and modern flair. The chess set also features three different finials. Not only is there the steel cross, but also a more traditional wooden cross and a signature “W” for the Westminster collection. This allows some flexibility in how modern or traditional you’d like your chess pieces to be.
These extremely well weighted chess pieces are Ebonywood and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Walnut, Teak, Wengue, and Ebonized chess boards are most popular. Ebonywood Chess Pieces are the prize choice of many chess aficionados. The purest ebony has little grain, and is jet black in color. Ebony is an extremely rare and hard wood, and is often seen in heirloom quality chess pieces. Boxwood Chess Pieces are the near universal standard for 'white' chess pieces in hand-carved sets. It is a fairly easy wood to work with, and shows off good detail.
Made in India. Chess board not included. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.
Chess Pieces Details:
|King Height||King Base||Queen Height||Bishop Height||Knight Height||Rook Height||Pawn Height||Pieces Weight|
|4 1/2"||1 15/16"||3 7/8"||3 3/8"||2 7/8"||2 3/4"||2 3/8"||8 lb|
Below is a chart of approximate weights of all pieces; please note these are estimates as slight variations can occur in hand carved items.
|Wood||King Weight||Queen Weight||Bishop Weight||Knight Weight||Rook Weight||Pawn Weight|
|Ebony||6.5 oz||5.1 oz||3.4 oz||3.5 oz||3.6 oz||2.4 oz|
|Boxwood||6.3 oz||5.1 oz||3.4 oz||3.5 oz||3.6 oz||2.4 oz|