Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Chainmaille Chess Set Still Won’t Protect Your King

 |  |  |  |  December 5, 2013


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.
chainmail chess
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.

chainmail chess1
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.

chainmaille_chess_set_3

[via Nerd Bastards via Neatorama]



Foggy Forest Mountain Bike POV

Foggy Forest Mountain Bike POV

The History of Pad Thai

The History of Pad Thai

Star Trek Cats Puzzle

Star Trek Cats Puzzle

Jeep Gladiator Dual-Door Option Brings Half Doors to Jeep’s Truck

Jeep Gladiator Dual-Door Option Brings Half Doors to Jeep’s Truck

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

Concepts from Future Past: 1964 General Motors Bison

Concepts from Future Past: 1964 General Motors Bison

Advertisement