As Good or Better than an Original 1849 Jaques 3.5"
This set is awesome, I just got it, in natural and black lacquered, set it up and played over a couple of games.
I should start by saying that I am lucky enough to own an original 1849 Jaques Set, but it stays locked up in a safety deposit box vault. The weighting on this set is better, most early Jaques sets were not weighted. The quality is definitely just as good, carving of the knights, proportions of the pieces to each other, and it is so nice to actually be able to play with this set as opposed to just looking at pictures of it!
It is rugged, and will hold up if you choose to take it to your local Chess Club or a Tournament, but it will surely become a family heirloom in time .... get one!
H.O. from ND writes, "Received my beautiful ebonized Winsor chess set today. It is awesome. A work of art I will treasure & play with. I can't wait to save up enough for my House of Staunton chess board."
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