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TemplarsKnights

you in this company hs a uniq bone set endorse  the HM , looks 

 

https://www.luxurygames.co.uk/products/duchess-of-cambridge-special-edition-chess-set

Luapworrag

For those that would like a comparison. Thomas crown vrs ganesh chess.

 

I have already worked out a plan how to replicate the rooks 

 

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Luapworrag

And here they are... I purchased additional Rooks with flags in them

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arangar

Thanks to all for contributing to this thread.  Great information here.  I lurk on these forums often but almost never post.  I came across this thread today and had to post to say my experience with Ganesh Chess has been great.  My biggest problem with Ganesh is the website. It looks like it is from the last century (and likely is) and the pictures are obviously taken from other sources not their own.  I can live with that.  I bought 5 sets from them and they were all good. The one that interested me most was the 2014 wcc replica pieces.  Sorry I have already sold it so I only have 2 pics

nulland this one...null  Pretty nice set.  Measurements were pretty much right on, and I was pretty amazed at the quality of the finish.  The knights were the only pieces that you could discern that were not machined ( I believe the original set is) I bought 2 sets of 3.25" and for the price they were bang on.  I got a 3.75 bridled knight rosewood set, that to be honest was the darkest rosewood I had ever seen.  Almost to the point they may not have been rosewood.  But the carving, detail, and finish was spectacular.  Those 3 sets have been sold.  My favourite set though is this one. null

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arangar

As you can see above pretty nice. 4.4" inch bridled set.  I will (and currently am) ordering more from Ganesh.  So I will keep you updated if my opinion changes. One more of the Ebonized side...nulland finally...null

Maestroinchess

Buy your chess sets from original manufacturers . Amritsar Ivory Works , The Chess Empire and Amritsar Chess Company . Contact at gauravsharma169@gmail.com , do visit us at www.thechessempire.com and www.amrirsarchesscompany.com

UthorPendragon

In my opinion the best chess set manufacturer from Amritsar, India is Staunton Castle.

They may be the best chess set manufacturer in the world!

Mandeep Handicrafts is the name of the actual manufacturing company.

Their website is https://stauntoncastle.com 

Staunton Castle has been making (or used to make) high quality chess sets and extremely high quality reproduction chess sets for Official Staunton and House of Staunton.

In fact if you purchased a high quality chess set from either of those companies there is a very good chance Mandeep Handicrafts or Staunton Castle made your chess set!

Mandeep's father has been designing and making chess pieces for most of his life and he is in his 70's now!

He is famous for being one of the best knight carvers (if not the best) in India.

Do yourself a favor and go to their website.

You will find the highest quality chess sets at the best prices of anywhere!

Mandeep is very friendly and great to deal with.

I promise you you'll be happy buying from https://stauntoncastle.com

 

 

 

 

 

Fer8799

Looks very good. Thanks Uthor!!!

TemplarsKnights
UthorPendragon wrote:

In my opinion the best chess set manufacturer from Amritsar, India is Staunton Castle.

 

 

 

 

 

Best are AMRITSAR IVORY WORKS, THEN JS ARTS....

Staunton Castles is pack of thievie wolf who steal others artistic desig to sell anyone... Mandeep is a thieve of highest calibres has stolen so many others hard work just to steal markets ..he is detriment to business and nothing bizines ethical ..i read post you uthor pendrigon have a stole set from staunton and mandeep sold you this set from 1000 sterling and it belong licence to house staunton...you will be pleased with them as you no scruples also 

Audioq
TemplarsKnights wrote:  

Best are AMRITSAR IVORY WORKS, THEN JS ARTS....

Staunton Castles is pack of thievie wolf who steal others artistic desig to sell anyone... Mandeep is a thieve of highest calibres has stolen so many others hard work just to steal markets ..he is detriment to business and nothing bizines ethical ..i read post you uthor pendrigon have a stole set from staunton and mandeep sold you this set from 1000 sterling and it belong licence to house staunton...you will be pleased with them as you no scruples also 

Getting tired of all this waffle about people claiming IP in staunton chess sets. All staunton sets currently made are knock offs of the original Jaques/Cooke design and almost all sets are only a very slight deviation from one of the original Jaques sets. It is debateable whether any claims could stand up in court (e.g. BH Wood case) and even if they could I do not believe that morally any of these new sets should be given protection. IP was introduced to provide incentives for people to create something genuinely new and revolutionary, not to copy old designs, make superficial changes and then claim it is their "creation". I have bought a number of nice HOS sets. But they were knock offs (good knock offs mind you).

 

TemplarsKnights - I would be careful about using the kind of language you use above. Directly calling someone a thief in a public forum may well be an actionable offence. 

GM-4U

I dont agree with you AUDIOQ..........

 

The manufacturer signs an agreement of exclusivity on a design whether or not it is a reproduction or not has no bearing to the agreement. Staunton Castle were my suppliers also, however we dropped them like a hot brick because they were signing exclusivity of certain designs to different retailers however going behind their back after charging a premium for those exclusives, and selling them to the likes of Uthor Pendragon at a third of the RRP set by the retailers. Now you may think that is acceptable but in business terms its unethical on so many levels. They were also manipulating emails we and others  sent them, changing the content then forwarding them on as their proof of innocence in laying blame to everyone else but themselves..... creating a 3 or 4 way web of deceit, so many untruths, and even blamed the amount of $ offered from a certain buyer of an exclusive set for them to slightly modify to pass it off as a different design, when a blind man could see it was the same set! Mandeep is a genius carver like Uthor says and so are his team and especially his father, but morals, ethics fail them massively. Their worse trait by far are the constant lies, they will do anything to appear the innocent party, when all the while they are spinning yarn. 

 

Quite a while back Mr Dewey sent us a few images of a set he wanted us to make for him. He doesn't own any rights to this set he wanted us to make.  After a few messages to and fro we did not reach any agreement and communications ceased. I liked the design, so we made a repro of it  however I allowed approx a year waiting time just in case he wanted to proceed. A whole year without any signed exclusivity ; still he was not too pleased about that, so imagine how the likes of House of Stanton feel when they have ploughed a ton of money into the project only to launch the finalised product and 2 months down the line their main suppliers are selling it for 3rd price!! 

Audioq
GM-4U wrote:

I dont agree with you AUDIOQ..........

 

The manufacturer signs an agreement of exclusivity on a design whether or not it is a reproduction or not has no bearing to the agreement. Staunton Castle were my suppliers also, however we dropped them like a hot brick because they were signing exclusivity of certain designs to different retailers however going behind their back after charging a premium for those exclusives, and selling them to the likes of Uthor Pendragon at a third of the RRP set by the retailers. Now you may think that is acceptable but in business terms its unethical on so many levels. They were also manipulating emails we and others  sent them, changing the content then forwarding them on as their proof of innocence in laying blame to everyone else but themselves..... creating a 3 or 4 way web of deceit, so many untruths, and even blamed the amount of $ offered from a certain buyer of an exclusive set for them to slightly modify to pass it off as a different design, when a blind man could see it was the same set! Mandeep is a genius carver like Uthor says and so are his team and especially his father, but morals, ethics fail them massively. Their worse trait by far are the constant lies, they will do anything to appear the innocent party, when all the while they are spinning yarn. 

 

Quite a while back Mr Dewey sent us a few images of a set he wanted us to make for him. He doesn't own any rights to this set he wanted us to make.  After a few messages to and fro we did not reach any agreement and communications ceased. I liked the design, so we made a repro of it  however I allowed approx a year waiting time just in case he wanted to proceed. A whole year without any signed exclusivity ; still he was not too pleased about that, so imagine how the likes of House of Stanton feel when they have ploughed a ton of money into the project only to launch the finalised product and 2 months down the line their main suppliers are selling it for 3rd price!! 

But what you are talking about here is nothing to do with IP, it is to do with a manufacturer not honouring a contract. That may well be the case and you would obviously have far greater insight into this that I would given your participation in the trade. Yes if someone contracts to manufacture exclusively for a retailer they should stick to that and not to is poor form. Similarly altering emails is not nice. I'm not trying to defend the business practice of a particular individual here but it amazes me when people refer to the copying of a set as theft or refer to the sets they create as a "design". The real design was registered in 1847 (1849?) as a ball for a pawn, a horses head for a knight etc on pedastals with long stems etc. Anything following this recipe is a Staunton set and indeed are called Staunton sets by the manufacturers and retailers. I appreciate the work done by HOS, OS and others in bringing these sets to the public and I'm sure they spend significant energy doing so. But spending a lot of energy doesn't/shouldn't necessarily mean that someone has a right in law or even morally to claim they have an exclusive on it.  (if they have a written contract with a particular manufacturer as you noted then that maker should only make for his client but even then that would not stop other manufacturers from copying it as best they can).

mrflow10
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Optimissed

I expect there will be loads of chess piece makers in Amritsar. Sadly I haven't been there since 1976.

GM-4U
Audioq wrote:

But what you are talking about here is nothing to do with IP, it is to do with a manufacturer not honouring a contract. That may well be the case and you would obviously have far greater insight into this that I would given your participation in the trade. Yes if someone contracts to manufacture exclusively for a retailer they should stick to that and not to is poor form. Similarly altering emails is not nice. I'm not trying to defend the business practice of a particular individual here but it amazes me when people refer to the copying of a set as theft or refer to the sets they create as a "design". The real design was registered in 1847 (1849?) as a ball for a pawn, a horses head for a knight etc on pedastals with long stems etc. Anything following this recipe is a Staunton set and indeed are called Staunton sets by the manufacturers and retailers. I appreciate the work done by HOS, OS and others in bringing these sets to the public and I'm sure they spend significant energy doing so. But spending a lot of energy doesn't/shouldn't necessarily mean that someone has a right in law or even morally to claim they have an exclusive on it.  (if they have a written contract with a particular manufacturer as you noted then that maker should only make for his client but even then that would not stop other manufacturers from copying it as best they can).

it has EVERYTHING to do with claims of -

 

#552 days ago 

In my opinion the best chess set manufacturer from Amritsar, India is Staunton Castle.

They may be the best chess set manufacturer in the world!

 

and that is what im referring to....calling staunton castle the best manufacturer in the World - this is easy for Uthor to say because he was part of the Frank Camaratta swindle deal, where he paid Staunton Castle to effectively nullify their exclusivity agreement with House of Staunton....

There are many facets to being a manufacturer and being deceitful, disloyal, manipulative are not qualities most would look for in a supplier. I have myself initiated at least 7 designs with kind assistance from collectors on here, but Mandeep CEO at staunton castle started selling those exclusives direct to the public on ebay and a website he set up..... not only that, he and his team copied all my website data and duplicated it to their ebay sales platform....and their website. I had to involve internet authorities to have them remove my IP.  I could go on about this company Staunton Castle AKA Chess Creation whom I helped set up in 2006 ! and this is how I am repaid by these despots. 

 

so yes, it is a personal blow when I see the likes of Uthors posts raving about a bunch of crooks. 

 

 

 

I totally understand your points on the staunton design  audioq. 

TemplarsKnights
Skenderbeu2 wrote:

Hello to everybody, I'm new here, can someone tell me opinion about jsartsworks and their pruducts? 

? are you wholesales store or customer as single buy ? why u want know bout jsarts as they make for businesses only 

TemplarsKnights
Skenderbeu2 wrote:

Thank you for answering me, just because im interesting in their pruducts and i want to by several chess sets of them that i like but i have never touch pieces made by them 

what produks ? which site? which severel set? 

TemplarsKnights

Skenderbeu2 wrote:

The site is jsartsworks.com, the products are chess pieces, they have a lot of chess pieces that i like, why so many questions? You know them? 

because they no sell to customer only bizzness

TundraMike

Yes Templar they are manufacturer to resellers only and they keep to that promise.  

When a manufacturer wholesales sets to chess purveyors then turns around and undercuts the market to me that is unethical. But that is my opinion only. I do know others are good with that because they can pick up sets for less and to them it doesn't matter what scruples the seller has.  To me that is everything.

I know my opinion will be in the minority on this forum and it just that, my opinion.  But I Like dealing with the chess vendors as they fill a service that I enjoy. 

habsfan240

Has anyone bought chess pieces from The Chess Empire located in Armritsar and if so were you happy with your purchase. I ordered a set of Dubrovnik pieces in boxwood and acacia wood with 4'' kings and extra queens. I have always really liked the simple elegance of the Dubrovnik pieces and hope they are as beautiful when I get them as the picture showing them looked.