In 1831, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, a local shepherd found a small chamber of dry-built stone about 15 feet below the top of a sandbank that had been partially washed away by the sea. The chess pieces discovered within the chamber are the oldest complete set of chessmen ever found. Most recent evidence suggests the Lewis Chessmen are of Norwegian origin and date back to the twelfth century.
The Lewis pieces are on display in the British Museum and in the Museum of Edinburgh. Visiting either museum is a worthy experience but with these replica Lewis Chessmen, you can own a little piece of history yourself.
A wonderful set of Isle of Lewis Chessmen in a unique pewter and copper finish. This metal interpretation of the famous, historic Lewis Chess pieces works exceptionally well making the set a must for any enthusiast and those who like their Chess sets to be a more distinctive.
The metal coated pieces are heavy and feature fine attention to detail. The King weighs approximately 205g (7.2oz) and is 3.5 inches in height. All the Chess pieces have felted bottoms.
Please note that a Chess board is not included unless specified. We recommend a board with 50 - 55mm squares for use with this Chess set.
Approx. dimensions: King height: 3.5 inches
Made in Britain
Product Ref.: 00K240