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Chainmaille Chess Set Still Won’t Protect Your King

by Conner Flynn

Do you think you are a badass at chess? No, you are not. Not until you play the game the way it was played in medieval times: using a chainmaille chess set while wearing a suit of armor. Well, I’m just guessing that was the way they played the game. This way if your opponent was a sore loser, you were protected from his sword or axe.
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This cool set was made by David Gutenkauf, a craftsman who specializes in the creation of chainmaille. He crafted this set from woven steel and bronze. The board is about 12″ square and it weighs in at a hefty three pounds. Each piece is wrapped around a glass marble for stability, and the kings about two inches-tall.

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It’s a nice looking set to take to the Renaissance fair with you. You’ll be king of nerd mountain for the day. It’s going for $750(USD) over on Etsy.

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[via Nerd Bastards via Neatorama]




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