The Wholesale Chess Quality Wood Chess Set Pieces in your choice of sheesham or ebonized hardwood are beautiful and feature the same attention to detail as our higher-end sets. Each Quality Wood Chess Set has hand-turned and carved pieces in true Staunton style. These wood chess pieces meet all tournament standards and look great anywhere. These pieces are weighted. The smaller pieces contain lighter weights, while larger pieces have heavier weights. Own a beautiful hand finished wood chess set at a fraction of the cost of comparable sets elsewhere!
The fit and finish on my chessmen are perfect! Every little detail is amazing. I also personally love the design of the knights.
The set looked nice out of the box. However, on closer inspection, there were slivers of wood where the cutouts on the top of the rooks. I had to take a knife and cut the slivers off the rook, which still left some rough edges where the slivers broke off. Not what I expected to see. I would not recommend this set for this reason.
This set is a basic wood set meant to be used for club, tournament, and recreational use, however, i dare to say the carvings and turnings on this set rival sets that cost 3 times as much. The color and grain of the Sheesham set I ordered was just beautiful, such a surprise for the low cost of $40.49 out the door with a 10% discount and free shipping. For forty dollars, one simply cannot find a better deal on the web. If your looking for a set that looks good and has enough weight to them and you do not want to pay a lot of money, this is the set for you. Again, another quality product from the great people at Wholesale Chess. Definitely, recommended!
This is an especially fine set of pieces for the price. They are in the French Lardy style, and they are well made and, for the most part, well finished. Also, they are nicely weighted and felted. The sheesham pieces are very handsome, with some fine grain patterns showing through the finish; and, although boxwood is not a terribly exciting wood to look at, the light pieces also are quite attractive. So I’m saying that these pieces are an excellent value for the money.
Now I do have a couple of minor negatives to point out. First, I did say that the pieces are well finished "for the most part". The reason I say this is that I did have to clean some “gunk” out of the tops of the rooks as well as the crowns of the queens. Also, the pieces are shipped thrown all together in a plastic bag which is then placed in a cardboard box. My cardboard box was considerably banged up in shipping, and a few of the pieces did sustain some minor “dings”. These things aside, though, I do highly recommend this set of pieces.
For what they are (economy wood pieces), they are 5 star chessmen. I have a nicer set, but as a basic "house set" or as a replacement to cheapo plastic pieces, they are perfect. Highly recommended for the price.
I was looking for replacement pieces for an old hand carved board.
Saw these on line, was not disappointed.
Beautifully carved, matched the board perfectly.
I got the sheesham pieces and they look great. I was concerned that the knight looks a little goofy but it looks better in person. I haven't used them yet but I'm looking forward to it.
These pieces are weighted nicely. The castle or rook is made with the top "flanges" (what I call them) not cut deeply. This is an advantage as they are more difficult to break off. This part of the rook is the most common area where they might break if dropped on hard floors. I am happy this set is made so breaking the rooks is harder to do. The knights are not the prettiest but that is my only complaint. The finish on both colors is very nice. I recommend waiting until they are on sale, as I did for the best value. I would also recommend these pieces to others.
I bought these pieces on clearance sale for $30 - for this price this set can't be beat. This is a 4 inch set similar in style to the common plastic pieces in use everywhere. Both the boxwood and sheesham pieces are a nice color, and the pieces appear double weighted. No extra queens (this is clearly indicated). The pieces come in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box - no foam cutout packing - this is a durable set for daily play, not for show. For a few extra dollars, you can buy this wooden set instead of a plastic set.