The Staunton-style French Set is named for the French Knight that accompanies it. His head is proudly held straight out from his body (no shirking a challenge here!) and his mane is well groomed behind his laid back ears. The King and his Queen are classic Staunton.
This set is made from sheesham, rosewood (+$5), or ebonized hardwood for the dark pieces and boxwood for the light pieces. Every piece has a felt bottom to keep your board protected. Each set includes 32 pieces - no extra queens available for these sets. These pieces are weighted. The smaller pieces contain lighter weights, while larger pieces have heavier weights.
These pieces were the perfect size for the walnut and hickory chess board we made our son. They arrived quickly, but one small ar on a knight was broken. It wasn't noticeable enough that it would likely be caught before it was shipped,but our son noticed. We are still pleased with the overall price and product.
Excellent product, beautiful carvings and very consistent proportion from piece to piece. The chess piece wood color very consistent throughout the set.
However, the pieces are a little on the light side, they could use a little more weight, but for the cost of @24.99/set they are well worth it!
Very fast shipping, in fact, the pieces showed up a day earlier than scheduled.
Lastly, the customer service at wholesale chess is always top notch and second to none. I highly recommend buying from this store!
2.5 inch wood chessmen are difficult to find and even harder at this extremely reasonable price. Quality is top notch and the size of each piece is proportioned nicely. The pieces have a generous felt bottom and have decent weight to it. I purchased the ebony set and the color looks great on my walnut/maple board with 1.5 squares.
I've been looking for a set like this forever. Finally got it! Now I'm happy.
Excellent quality. Pieces are easily identifiable. Look great on the board I crafted