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The Down Head Black and Walnut Compact Chess Set with bag
The Down Head Black and Walnut Compact Chess Set with bag
The Down Head Black and Walnut Compact Chess Set with bag
The Down Head Black and Walnut Compact Chess Set with bag
The Down Head Black and Walnut Compact Chess Set with bag

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Very happy with the chess set - great board and weighted pieces just perfect. Also super fast delivery. Thank you Regency Chess!

Google ReviewAnton CristinaReviewed 01/10/2023

Great product quality, delivered on time.

Google ReviewTim VincentReviewed 05/10/2023

I needed to make a speedy order, so I contacted The Regency Chess Company and they made sure they looked out for my name/order and got it sent off that same afternoon. When they noted an item I had ordered was out of stock they upgraded me to ensure we got the order in time. Super great service and so helpful they were on WhatsApp too - just really lovely to deal with. Thank you so much again!

Google ReviewLouise O'KeeffeReviewed 25/09/2023

The Down Head Black and Walnut Compact Chess Set with bag


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Product Description

  • Amazing quality and value for money.
  • Beautiful pieces in boxwood.
  • Turned and carved from one piece.
  • 3 inch (76 mm) king with 1.25 inch base.
  • Weighted with felted bases.
  • Beautifully crafted board from Greece.
  • High quality Walnut and Maple.
  • 15.75 inch board and 1.57 inch playing squares.
  • Fabric chess piece bag.
Despite their entry-level status and diminutive size, these three-inch versions of the Regency Chess wooden Staunton chess pieces have a wonderful combination of amazing value and quality craftsmanship.

The Down Head series of chessmen are turned from pieces of selected boxwood, single weighted and boast generous felting on their bases. With their solid 'one piece' carving, these pieces are perfect for years and years of chess playing. The darker side have been created using a process called 'ebonisation'. This gives the treated pieces a look of ebony without the price tag. The chessmen have then been polished to a medium natural gloss by the same talented craftsmen responsible for some of the world’s highest quality chess sets. This finishing process ensures that every piece is of a standard far higher than is to be expected for this price.

To accompany these chessmen we have matched a product from a company renowned for their expertise in marquetry and backgammon sets. This stunning board is produced by the reputable family Manopoulos based in Greece. A superbly presented wooden chess board that represents great value for money, it is crafted from quality Walnut and Maple veneered construction. This process has produced a beautiful board with an old fashioned, artisanal feel and look about it.

If you can bear to put your chessmen away, we have provided this emerald green fabric chess bag with an eyelet and drawstring closing system. Suitable for chess pieces up to 3.75 inches in height, this will keep your 3 inch Down Head Chess Men safe and protected whilst not in use.

All in all, this is a great chess set that will grace any home or perhaps that perfect gift for a chess enthusiast. See here for our delivery details.

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Product Specifications

King Height:  3 inches (7.62 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.25 inches (3.18 cm)
King Weight:  39.4 grams
Pawn Height:  1.4 inches (3.56 cm)
Pawn Weight:  13.4 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  0.9 inches (2.29 cm)
Materials:  Boxwood, Ebonised Boxwood, Walnut, Maple, Fabric
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  15.75 inches (40.01 cm)
Board Thickness:  1.57 inches (3.99 cm)
Square Size:  0.5 inches (1.27 cm)

Please note that due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact. Please also be aware that this may result in colour and burl variation.

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We send out all of our orders in plain packaging and without an invoice or receipt, so you can feel confident sending our products as a gift directly to the lucky recipient.

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