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Lewis Chessmen Set

In 1831, a mysterious chess set was unearthed on Scotland's Isle of Lewis. Elaborately carved in walrus tusk and whale teeth and dating back to the 1100s, it was most likely buried by a merchant traveling from Norway to Ireland. This handsome replica set makes a thoughtful gift for any chess player or history buff.
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5 of 5(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Lewis Chessmen Set
Review 1 for Lewis Chessmen Set
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An Historic Gift,
December 12, 2011
By: Jiime
"Being a Lewis I have read about the discovery of the Isle of Lewis Chess Set(s) and have been intrigued. So, I finally broke down and ordered the replica set and was very pleased with both the detail of the chess pieces and quality of the board. I am delighted and have the set prominently displayed in my game room atop a very fine game table."
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Quality, Great Price, A real Value,
August 6, 2010
By: MacLachlan
from Denver, Colorado
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"After shopping everywhere (and around the world on the net,) I decided to take a chance on this reasonably priced set. I was very pleased with detail and quality...I bought two sets and highly recommend it as a great value."
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Chess bargain!,
March 16, 2010
By: ob1knob
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"Nothing can even come close to this great chess set, with detailed replica pieces that take you back centuries the minute you make your first move. They actually seem to be carved of ivory,
Although you might try to convince yourself it is heavy grade cast resin. Even the board is a fine accessory that lends itself well to the game, being of heavy material and well-constructed.
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Review 4 for Lewis Chessmen Set
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Authentic Replicas!,
January 22, 2010
By: Ginosmom
from Oregon
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"Purchased these for my husband following a trip to Edinburgh and seeing some of the original pieces at the Royal Museum of Scotland, and learning that they were found on the Isle of Lewis - where his mum's people came from. They are museum quality, and feel heavy (good) in the hand. Excellent gift for a chess player or fan of Scottish history."
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A Weasley Favorite,
January 21, 2010
By: Cavalo13
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"This product is worth what you pay for it. The peices are brilliant replicas of the original chess sets. The board and figurines are intricate and detailed. The board is fairly large, and great for playing on. Also, the board and peices are felt lined so that they will not scratch the board or the surface that they are on. The peices also are heavy and of a genuine quality material-they aren't made of a flimsy plastic or anything. Owning one of these is like owning a timeless peice of Scottish history-it is a beautiful addition to anyone that enjoys the game, or just wants to make themselves look sophisticated."
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