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Blood Rosewood and Natural Boxwood

Product Code: MENWREN3875-BR

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"Beautiful", "Exotic", and "Striking" are just a few of the adjectives that chess collectors use to describe Blood Rosewood. The rarest and most expensive of the hardwoods, it is characterized by its striking dark red color and subtle grain patterns. Its color is often compared to that of red wine and it is truly our most luxurious wood.

Our Price: $479.00



Technical Information

Material Used: Hand Carved

King Height: 3.875 (9.8cm)

King Base Diameter: 1.625" (4.125 cm)

Total Set Weight: 52 ounces (1.47 kg)
Total Set Weight is for the standard 32 pieces and does not include the 2 Additional Queens

Total Number of Pieces: 34 (Includes 2 Additional Queens)

Recommended Board Size:2.25" - 2.375"

Extended Info

With the introduction of the original Staunton Chessmen, which were first registered by Nathaniel Cook and produced by Jaques of London in 1849, it become an accepted standard that the Knight should be taller than the Rook.

With the exception of the Rook, the height of the individual Chessmen is an accurate reflection of its relative value. The King, the most valuable piece on the chess board is also the tallest. Likewise the Queen, the second most valuable piece on the Chess board is the second tallest. The minor pieces, the Bishop and the Knight, are widely considered to be roughly equal in value and are approximately the same height, with theBishop being slightly taller in deference to its superior mobility. The Pawn, the least valuable is also the shortest. The House of Staunton asks 'Why is the Rook, one of the major pieces and one of the most valuable(5) significantly shorter than both the less valuable Bishop and Knight?'

With the introduction of the Renegade Luxury Series Chessmen, we have thrown out standard convention and have returned the Rook to its rightful stature, towering over both the Bishop and Knight.

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