Your Favorite Knight(s)

MGT88

Here is a list of knights that I find attractive, in no particular order (although I would probably pick the Noj Tal as my favorite): 

  • Noj 1961 Tal
  • Noj President
  • Noj BCE
  • Noj 1941 Soviet
  • Jaques Fischer-Spassky
  • Crumiller Jaques 1849
  • Jaques 1849-50 "Cook Type 1/Type 2"
  • Jaques 1851-52
  • Jaques 1853-55 "Paulsen" knight
  • Jaques 1855-60 "Anderssen" knight
  • Jaques Staunton 1854-55
  • Raikis 9 cm Staunton
  • Raikis 11 cm Staunton
  • Raikis Kasparov

Pictures:

Noj 1961 Tal:

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Noj President:

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Noj BCE:

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Noj 1941 Soviet:

Jaques Fischer-Spassky:

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Crumiller Jaques 1849:

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Jaques 1849-50 "Cook Type 1/Type 2",1851-52, 1853-55 "Paulsen", and 1855-60 "Anderssen":

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Jaques 1854-55:

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Raikis 9 cm Staunton:

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Raikis 11 cm Staunton:

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Raikis Kasparov:

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MGT88

Post your favorites! If there is some interest we can perhaps start threads for the king/queen/bishop/rook/pawn.

**DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a *BEST KNIGHTS* thread, this is a *PERSONAL FAVORITE KNIGHTS* thread; this is not a competition or critique, please keep it friendly and act accordingly.

MCH818

Mine are:

1. Any of the old Jaques but my favorites of this group would definitely be Morphy, Cook Type1/Type2, and the 1851-52.

2. Fischer-spassky

3. Dubrovnik 1950

4. Lardy

There are some others I like but not to the level of these 8.

theendgame3

Im sorry but I really do like it and I know some of my top collectors friends on here will be livid with me.

and 1851 Staunton Cooke

Great post btw MGT!

MGT88
theendgame3 wrote:

Im sorry but I really do like it and I know some of my top collectors friends on here will be livid with me.

 

and 1851 Staunton Cooke

 

Great post btw MGT!

No one can fault you for your personal tastes

MGT88
ChrisIdaho wrote:

Being new, I'm not allowed to post links or images but HoF made a set called Centurion which uses the Fierce Knight design.  I bought both the 4" and 3" pieces.  Spectacular knights!  I also like the 1849-50 era of Jaques knights and am contemplating the Morphy Cooke set from SC in 3.5".

This one?

MGT88
ChrisIdaho wrote:
MGT88 wrote:
ChrisIdaho wrote:

Being new, I'm not allowed to post links or images but HoF made a set called Centurion which uses the Fierce Knight design.  I bought both the 4" and 3" pieces.  Spectacular knights!  I also like the 1849-50 era of Jaques knights and am contemplating the Morphy Cooke set from SC in 3.5".

This one?

 

That's the one.  Weird rule about new members can't post images or links.  How long do you have to be a member here to be able to do what almost any internet forum allows the first day?

No idea, I don't recall that rule being in place when I joined; I suppose it's in place to deter advertising/spam.

Alena_str
I fell in love with your knight theendgame3. Could you tell me the name of the chess set, please? I think it’s very good for blitz.
QtoQlevel3

I'm on the waiting list to obtain the Legend Product Alegria Ebony and Boxwood set. Mr. Peterson's knight carving is quite impressive.

MGT88
QtoQlevel3 wrote:

I'm on the waiting list to obtain the Legend Product Algeria Ebony and Boxwood set. Mr. Peterson's knight carving is quite impressive.

 

Damn, that’s a beautiful knight

QtoQlevel3
MGT88 wrote:
QtoQlevel3 wrote:

I'm on the waiting list to obtain the Legend Product Algeria Ebony and Boxwood set. Mr. Peterson's knight carving is quite impressive.

 

Damn, that’s a beautiful knight

Mr. Dennis Peterson told me that he is still doing work on the carving of this knight which is part of the new Alegria Ebony and Boxwood set to made available in the Spring of 2021. FYI.

I agree, it has a commanding strong presence on the board. 

 

MGT88
Gorgeous set, that knight is really on another level; I’m unfamiliar with Mr. Peterson, will have to do some research on his products!
QtoQlevel3
MGT88 wrote:
Gorgeous set, that knight is really on another level; I’m unfamiliar with Mr. Peterson, will have to do some research on his products!

Legend Products:

https://www.legendproduct.com

 

QtoQlevel3
ChrisIdaho wrote:

Peterson's website hasn't worked for me recently.  Getting a secure connection failure: Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION.  This is a problem on both Safari and Firefox.

It works on Safari I just logged onto it. Maybe Google Chrome would work for you? Try Safari again if not Google Chrome if not wait a bit and retry. 

lighthouse
QtoQlevel3 wrote:
MGT88 wrote:
Gorgeous set, that knight is really on another level; I’m unfamiliar with Mr. Peterson, will have to do some research on his products!

Legend Products:

https://www.legendproduct.com/index.html

The link you posted is not working ?

StinkingHyena

Ive always been partial to the BCC 'Lizard Knight'

 

BCC Staunton Chess Set "Improved" In Original Case Club Size ...

magictwanger

these all look sensational.....also....Take a look at The Old Vienna Coffee House Knights,from Staunton Castle.....That set has taken first place on my "must have list".

MGT88
StinkingHyena wrote:

Ive always been partial to the BCC 'Lizard Knight'

 

 

Looks like the link is broken or the upload didn't work

MGT88
magictwanger wrote:

these all look sensational.....also....Take a look at The Old Vienna Coffee House Knights,from Staunton Castle.....That set has taken first place on my "must have list".

Post a picture or a link for the uninitiated

theendgame3
Alena_str wrote:
I fell in love with your knight theendgame3. Could you tell me the name of the chess set, please? I think it’s very good for blitz.

FIDE Official WCC pieces

https://shop.worldchess.com/shop/official-world-chess-set