The all-new Challenger is the newest member of the Camaratta Signature Line of chessmen. A robust new playing set designed for the rigors of tournament and rapid play while retaining the grace and elegance you have come to expect from a set of House of Staunton chessmen. Each army has a full Club-size King, 4.4” tall with a 2” diameter base, designed for play on chessboard with 2-3/8” or 2-1/2” squares. The set of 32 chessmen weigh an impressive 77.1 ounces. Specifically designed by Frank Camaratta, the chessmen feature properly balanced weighting and a stately Rook that projects the proper force for a major piece on the chessboard. The Knight is particularly well carved for a set of chessmen in this price range, with a finely balanced design that is aggressive, but not visually overwhelming. The masterful carving of the tightly-cropped mane is very reminiscent of the Greek war-horses gracing the East pediment of the Greek Parthenon. The set comes standard with three king’s finials, the traditional Formeé cross, a properly proportioned Maltese cross and an Eastern ball finial.
These beautiful pieces are made from boxwood and ebonized boxwood.
Recommended board size 2.5"
This is an excellent set however, I was very disappointed, being a collector, that this set is "ebonized" instead of real ebony - Especially for the price. I came back to your website and you only state that it is made out of "wood"!!