Crafted from solid ebony. Classic Staunton Broadbase design. Double weighted and generously felted. 4 inch (102 mm) king. Ideal with a 23 inch (60 cm) board.
Solid ebony is hand carved to create the stunning, weighty Broadbase Staunton Chess Pieces. These wonderful chess pieces offer superb balance and some of the most intricate curves possible on a chess set of this price. This is because only the most experienced chess craftsmen are able to create these Broadbase sets that bear hallmarks of the classic Staunton design that has dominated chess for more than a century. To ensure protection these fine pieces are double weighted and generously felted on their bases. Of course, extra felt is needed because of the wide bases that is the hallmark of the Broadbase pattern. This wider foundation gives the Broadbase series a real presence on a chess board. What is striking, though, is the elegance created with slim midriffs that flow from the aforementioned strong bases. The knight has a true English gent expression on his face; clearly a set for winning on strategy and cunning. This is a set that is going to remain in the family for many generations. We recommend matching the Broadbase Chessmen with a board with squares of at least 2 inches (51 mm) in size.
King height 4″ (102 mm)
King weight 2⅞oz (80g)
King base diameter 1¾” (43 mm)
Pawn height 2⅛” (53 mm)
Pawn weight 1oz (29g)
Total weight (unpacked) 3lb 1oz (1.4kg)
Materials Ebony, boxwood Recommended board 23″ (60 cm)