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The Down Head Black Mahogany Set with bag
The Down Head Black Mahogany Set with bag
The Down Head Black Mahogany Set with bag

What's included?

  • 1 Chess board
  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty
  • Fabric Chess Piece bag

How big is this?

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

Many thanks - our replacement knight arrived on Thursday. We are so impressed with your service. We have made a donation to Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton - a brilliant local charity making people welcome in our community.

Google ReviewLisa WebsterReviewed 05/11/2023

Really good looking and well made board. Was really well protected in it's packaging and reached me in perfect condition. Was a fair price and complements the chess set I bought it for.

Google ReviewPaul BaldwinReviewed 04/10/2023

The Down Head Black Mahogany Set with bag

The last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery to the UK was Tuesday 15th December.

Please be aware that orders placed now are not guaranteed for pre-Christmas delivery (we will however do our best).

Extended returns period - our 30 day no quibble returns policy is extended to January 31st 2024 on all purchases.

Product Description

  • The largest pieces in the Down Head Knight range.
  • Great quality and value for money.
  • Strong, robust, weighted and felted.
  • 3.25 inch (83 mm) king.
  • 15.75 inch Mahogany chess board.
  • 1.55 inch playing squares.
  • Quality, versatile fabric chess bag.

With the king standing at 3.25 inches (83 mm), these Staunton chessmen are the tallest in our Down Head Knight range. Crafted from selected boxwood, processed through an ebonisation process this set of chess pieces offers remarkable quality and therefore good value for the price. Each piece is constructed from one section of wood, subsequently them strong and robust. This process ensures that every chess piece in this set will last for generations rather than just a few years.

Despite their modest price, all of the Down Head Knight range is crafted and finished to an excellent standard. Each piece has been hand polished to a medium gloss finish, creating an excellent but not overstated shine. The black pieces are ebonised: a process that creates the look of real ebony and further strengthens and preserves the wood.

The 15.75 inch wooden chess board from Spain, is the the perfect setting for these pieces. Created with inlaid veneered squares, this is a classic design of chess board without notation. This is a good quality solid chess board, created by the prestigious Rechapados Ferrer of Spain, and will provide years of use if not decades and to protect your table, there are soft green protectors on the base. The squares are 40mm wide which is just over 1.5 inches. Perfect for these larger Down Head Knight chess men.

A quality fabric chess bag in a rich deep luxurious blue colour. The top of the bag has metal eyelets and a pull cord which pulls tight closing in the chess pieces securely. Can accommodate chess pieces up to 3 3/4 inches in height.

All in all, the quality of the components of this set suggest a much higher price tag. A great set to give as a gift, or why not treat yourself?

If you are looking for a larger size, this set is also available in Tournament size

The chess board in this set has been expertly crafted by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain using precision laser cutting techniques and stunning wooden veneers combined with expert lacquering and finishing. The underside of the board is finished in a satin veneer that is a different colour from the playing surface of the board. The veneers used for the underside may vary in colour from batch to batch.

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Product Specifications

King Height:  3.25 inches (8.26 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.2 inches (3.05 cm)
King Weight:  35 grams
Pawn Height:  1.6 inches (4.06 cm)
Pawn Weight:  30 grams
Materials:  Boxwood, Mahogany, Siberian Birch,
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  15.75 inches (40.01 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.5 inches (1.27 cm)
Square Size:  1.52 inches (3.86 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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