The Down Head Series is a great choice for starting out on your first set of chess pieces. The 3.25" version is the bigger brother of the popular Down Head 3". Despite the set's inexpensive price tag, these chessmen are handcrafted from solid wood and in a final processing step polished by hand to give them a semi-gloss finish. As is the case in most chess sets, the white pieces are made from boxwood while the black ones are from sheesham.
Usually, most attention is paid to the knight of a chess set as it is not only the most difficult piece to craft but the creativity of the craftsman can be expressed in it. The knights in this set have some nice features in them as can be seen from their crafted manes, the pupils on their eye balls and even slightly open mouths. A chess set you will enjoy for years to come.
The king of this set measures 3.25" and weighs a good 35g. All pieces are felted at the bottom to protect your board from scratches. The king's base diameter is 1.2 inches and we recommend a board of 1.5 inch squares.
The Down Head chess pieces are ideal for your first wooden chess set or if you are new to the game. Due to the relative small size, it's also a good choice if space is at a premium since it requires a smaller chess board. We are sure you will enjoy playing with those finely crafted chess pieces for many years to come.