Knubbel Chess Sets

chessroboto

Amazing collection and admirable presentation. I used to have shelves of chess books like that. 

chessroboto

Efim. Feel free to create a new post about the Leipzig pieces. I'll follow up in the new thread about my comments regarding that set. It's caught my eye and interest.

magictwanger

Your collection is making it so easy for me to convince my wife that I could use another set,even though I own over 20...Ha!

Keep Posting!

EfimLG47

@chessroboto - I had a thread some months ago, when I first started this project, as I was looking for people who would subscribe for it. Since I am not a commercial seller and had to finance the production with my private money, I needed to get a feeling about how many collectors would be interested. I will take some more pictures and will follow up on that thread soon.

 
PlausiblePenguin

Personally I like the worn look on this set, it has a story to tell, almost like battle scars happy.png 

A new finish would look good but for me personally it feel like some part of the set’s history will be erased if you give it a new finish.

 

 

PlausiblePenguin

Incredible collection EfimLG47

EfimLG47
 PlausiblePenguin hat geschrieben:

Incredible collection EfimLG47

@PlausiblePenguin - Thanks! happy.png

 
fixbayonets

Very interesting! You're right we've strayed from the subject of knubbel sets, but your pictures of your collection are far too interesting to ignore I'm afraid. 

I think it's great that there has been a revival in interest in these different chess sets and their origins, and that there's a thriving reproduction "industry" bringing them back to life. I bought a set, Staunton pattern, from my chess club as they'd inherited the long stored chess stock cupboard of a club that had folded quite a while ago. The chess men are Lardy design I believe, wood, unweighted and the club had wooden boards as well. It's a nice set to handle and play with and I love the history of it's use. Plastic sets bring a uniformity and standard and ease of use, but the demise of wood carved sets for club use is sad.

I'll do another post with a broader title to share images of chess sets and pool our knowledge.

fixbayonets
PlausiblePenguin wrote:

Personally I like the worn look on this set, it has a story to tell, almost like battle scars  

A new finish would look good but for me personally it feel like some part of the set’s history will be erased if you give it a new finish.

 

My feelings exactly!

 

 

 

fixbayonets

I've started another post to widen the scope of discussion and called it Some Chess Sets from a Humble Collection.

KnightsForkCafe

I like the HoS 3.5" version but not really the price tag for it. The Pawns remind me of the Pawns used in Sorry.

https://www.houseofstaunton.com/the-circa-1930-german-knubbel-vintage-luxury-chess-pieces-3-5-king.html