Centurion Knight Staunton Luxury Chess Pieces Set with 114mm (4.5”) King
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Limited Edition New Release "The Centurion Knight" Staunton Luxury Chess Pieces Set with 114mm (4.5") King in African Padauk & Ivory Boxwood & Two Free Extra Queens
To Commemorate our series of the famous Legions of ancient Rome, The Chess Store Australia is proud to introduce our latest limited edition masterpiece Exclusive – The Centurion Knight Staunton Luxury Chess Pieces set.
These Royal Guards were armed to defend and protect strategic locations throughout the Roman Empire, and were considered the best, fearless charging enemies when their huge shields were broken in combat.
These Luxury Chess Pieces Set has been handcrafted from fine premium grade Exotic African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) and Ivory Boxwood by the best master craftsmen of the world. The Red pieces are hand carved from "The Wood Of Kings", Exotic African Padauk and the White chess pieces are crafted from premium grade Ivory Boxwood. The texture of both woods is fine and even, the deep lustre of these hardwoods appeals to the eye, while cool and sensuous to the touch, which will ensure generations of enjoyment.
The feel and weight of this exquisitely design set will heighten your Chess playing experience, beautiful and yet functional of heirloom and luxury quality.
Red African Padauk wood is becoming a rare entity and as there are restrictions in the harvest and export of this wood. Limited supply and restrictions of these rare woods will cause prices to continue to increase each year. Genuine Red African Padauk Wood is considered to be the quintessential chess set by chess collectors all over the world, that is why it is referred to as "The Wood Of Kings".
In our Legendary Series comes the sophisticated, extraordinary handsome magnificent life-like feisty knights, with extravagant flowing manes that look almost alive and an aggressive detailed facial expression.
These Knights have been beautifully and intricately hand carved by some of the best craftsmen in the world with meticulous precision. This is one of the finest hand carved Knights ever to grace the 64 square battlefield.
The King is 114mm (4.50") tall and features an ornate finely detailed hand crafted finial, with beautiful collars and rings designed to glide gracefully across the board.
For the other chess pieces these too are equally impressive making them easy to handle during the game. The artesian mastercraftsman has done much lathe work to produce extraordinary compounded collars and eloquent rings all hand turned into the body of the chess piece. All the pieces are individually hand polished Heavy Weighted with luxurious base pads, each set consists of 34 Chessmen including 2 Free Extra Queens.
Note: The Chessboard shown in this listing are for photographic purposes only and is not included with the purchase of these Chessmen.
The Centurion Knight Luxury Chess set featuring it’s magnificent King and life-like knights, is without a doubt, in the line of the most beautiful Chess sets ever produced! The feel and weight of this exquisitely design set will heighten your Chess playing experience, beautiful and yet functional of heirloom and luxury quality.
You never actually own a Centurion Knight Staunton Luxury Chess Set. You merely look after it for the next generation.
This set certainly joins in the league of "Best in the World" Chess sets today.!
As with all of our Chessmen, the Luxury Series of Chess sets exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a Chess Set from The Chess Store. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range!
"The Centurion Knight Staunton Luxury Chess set is one for The Chess connoisseur, Collector and Boardroom."