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Which Dubrovnik Set do you like betterChessBazaar or House of Staunton?


  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #101

    goodknightmike

    CB, I agree wirh 12701's  assessment of the HOS Queens.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #102

    verylate

    "This thread is asking what set you like better, not about their respective prices"

    Glad you said that, because there's no way my wife is letting me buy another chess set just because I think its a work of art.

    I slightly prefer the CB King and Queen. Slightly. Definitely prefer HoS for the Bs, Ns, and Rs. CB Bs and Rs do look a little chunky. HoS Ns are a bit chunky too, but have greater detail to make up for it. pawns, maybe a slight edge to Hos. Again, CB looks like they could put theirs on a diet.

    Come to think of it, I prefer the black finial on the HoS Bishop to the sheeshamwood CB. Better contrast. What do the black pieces look like?

    BTW, I do like Sheeshamwood pieces, even though there are naturally going to be slight variations in colour and shade. That's cool.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #103

    Gunvald123

    my 2 cents:

    - HOS dubro shows superior craftsmanship compared to CBs version

    - They both look decisively wrong to me; look at the knights for example. This is not so much about craftsmanship and how good the carvers are imo; both HOS and CB could send the carvers to a 5 year master course and it still wouldn't help imo. indian knights are indian knights, and those are so different from all the versions of the dubrovnik that were made in former yugoslavia / are made today in slovenia or croatia. Even the cheap modern dubrovnik versions from the balkans have more mojo than those indian copies.

  • 14 days ago · Quote · #104

    loubalch

    127001 wrote:

    I just bought a CB Dubrovnik thanks to this thread. I like the knight, rook, and bishop on the HOS set but I just couldn't get over how small that queen is on the HOS set. A queen should look intimidating. The queen on the HOS set is just a tiny bit taller than the bishop.

    Overall, the CB set is more uniform in size. I know the OP said don't factor in price but The fact that the CB set is about $100 cheaper helped a lot in my decision too.

    127001,

    You may prefer the scaling on the CB set, but it's not an accurate representation of the actual scaling of the original.

    I think we all agree that the Noj set is by far the most accurate, and perhaps the only one that could be considered a true reproduction. The CB and HOS sets are designed in the Dubrovnik "style."

    Take a look at the photos. First, the Noj set (the most accurate).

    Next, the HOS set. Where the scaling of the King, Queen and Bishop are very close to that of the Noj set above. If anything, I think the knight is undersized by about 1/4" (plus the rook and pawn are not as full-bodied as they should be).

    And finally, the CB version. The queen is much too tall compared to the Noj. The shape of the Bishop's miter is too bulbous; and I'm not too keen on the design of the unicorn, er, I mean the knight. I like the rook and the pawn though. Also, the Noj and the HOS sets have the more accurate spacing of the collars on the K, Q, and B.

    BTW, I got my HOS Dubrovnik set on eBay for $150 plus shipping, which made the price differential about $50 for the 3.6" version. And even less when compared to the 4" version.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #105

    127001

    Yeah I like the NOJ too but there's no way I'm spending that much right now. Maybe when my kid Finish college or something. Speaking of my kid, we did an unboxing video of CB Dubrovnik together.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JBIc5M3kJms

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #106

    9kick9

    Thanks for the great video.! I have the Sheesham just like yours. Rochester folding board here as well. For the money it looks like your set for some games with your daughter. She impressed me when she put the Queen on the correct square.! It looks like she will be beating you before too long.!!

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #107

    kenardi

    127001 wrote:

    Yeah I like the NOJ too but there's no way I'm spending that much right now. Maybe when my kid Finish college or something. Speaking of my kid, we did an unboxing video of CB Dubrovnik together.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JBIc5M3kJms

    set looks nice, great video.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #108

    wiscmike

    127001 wrote:

    Yeah I like the NOJ too but there's no way I'm spending that much right now. Maybe when my kid Finish college or something. Speaking of my kid, we did an unboxing video of CB Dubrovnik together.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JBIc5M3kJms

    Nice set. For the money you can't go wrong.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #109

    m_liguori

    127001 wrote:

    Yeah I like the NOJ too but there's no way I'm spending that much right now. Maybe when my kid Finish college or something. Speaking of my kid, we did an unboxing video of CB Dubrovnik together.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JBIc5M3kJms

    That was quite possibly the cutiest thing ever. You melted my GFs heart with that one. Please keep making videos!

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #110

    127001

    Thank you m_liguori


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