nInnovation throughout! Made in high quality sheesham wood these chess pieces have a basis of traditional Staunton with a twist on the style to give the Aftab design. We haven’t seen this design in chess sets elsewhere. The chess set has significant attention to detail in their manufacture. The knight is the carrier of the Staunton flag but with differences. This Aftab set isn’t appropriate for tournament play because of not adhering strictly enough to the Staunton chess style but retains enough of the design to be able to clearly distinguish between the pieces – the thinking behind the Staunton idea. The chess pieces shows intricacy in the carving of the faces, muscles and an important detail in quality chess pieces. It’s rare to see chess pieces with such detail at this price.