ChessBazaar's Romanian Set: The Crimson/Boxwood Version

Bamboo58

Gee...I am tempted to buy that CB Crimson and boxwood Romanian-Hungarian set..nervous.png

KnightsForkCafe
Bamboo58 wrote:

Gee...I am tempted to buy that CB Crimson and boxwood Romanian-Hungarian set..

You might have better luck getting one from Royal Chess Mall. I just looked on CB's website & I couldn't find the crimson stained boxwood Romanian/Hungarian set.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/743183791/38-romanian-hungarian-chess-pieces-only?ref=shop_home_active_17&pro=1&frs=1

sound67

https://www.chessbazaar.com/limited-edition-reproduced-romanian-hungarian-national-tournament-chess-set-in-stained-crimson-boxwood-natural-boxwood-3-8-king.html

KnightsForkCafe

Oh I see. Couldn't find it when I looked. 

Charousek2002
Royal Chess Mall Romanian-Hungarian chess set is cheaper but I am not sure if the crimson color comes off like Chessbazaar crimson stained sets. Best is to check with RCM first to make sure the color is stable and does not come off.
sound67

RCM unfortunately doesn't offer a lacquered version (of this or *any* of their sets). That's why I chose CB (for very little extra money). I'm so happy with that crimson glossy Romanian set that I now ordered the Soviet-Latvian set in the same style.

loubalch

A great set at a great price. Love mine! Use it alot.

DrChesspain

I am tempted to pull the trigger and get this set.  

One question:  Does anyone know if the red pieces are actually crimson stained and then given a clear lacquer finish, versus it being red lacquer sprayed on top of light boxwood? 

sound67

Since CB offers the set in both buff and lacquered versions: The transparent varnish is sprayed onto the already crimson-dyed pieces.

DrChesspain
sound67 wrote:

The transparent varnish is sprayed onto the already crimson-dyed pieces.

I would hope so, because I do remember a poster noting that he had a black lacquered set (not from CB), and when a black piece suffered a chip the underlying surface was light boxwood.

sound67

Since the pieces are dyed, if you get a deep enough chip into a piece, of course it would be light underneath, no matter what varnishing technique they use.

loubalch
DrChesspain wrote:

I am tempted to pull the trigger and get this set.  

One question:  Does anyone know if the red pieces are actually crimson stained and then given a clear lacquer finish, versus it being red lacquer sprayed on top of light boxwood? 

Looks like they're stained first and then lacquered. No issues with my set, it looks great! You won't be disappointed. (No, I'm not shilling for CB. I own about a half-dozen of the sets, all under $120. I wait for the big sales. Never even posted a review on their site.)

KnightsForkCafe

I have the Royal Chess Mall's version of Crimson Dyed Romanian / Hungarian set. The stain doesn't rub off like CB's is known for. I tested It with white gloves and nothing blead on to the gloves.

Charousek2002
The stain may come off on CB sets if you clean it hard with cloth but you can go for sheesham or other types of woods (rosewood, padauk) which would not give you this problem. Problem with Royal Chess Mall is their chess sets are copies from copies but their price is lower and also they offer free shipment to any country.
sound67
KnightsForkCafe hat geschrieben:

I have the Royal Chess Mall's version of Crimson Dyed Romanian / Hungarian set. The stain doesn't rub off like CB's is known for. I tested It with white gloves and nothing blead on to the gloves.

Maybe the rubbing-off problem is a thing of the past altogether. I've got two buff polish dyed sets from CB (Knubbel and Doviez/Latvian), and there's no coming off of varnish on either.