The Centurion blends beautifully styled knights with a robust profile that creates a heavy, wonderfully balanced chess set. The hand carved knights have intricate detail masterfully replicated from piece to piece. The lathe work is extrodinary with the profile, collars, and columns perfectly turned. The jet black ebony is hand polished to fine luster and the boxwood color is exactly right with a touch of amber. This beautiful Staunton chess set is a joy just to look at and even better to play with.