The pieces are based on the proportions of the earliest known European chess set, the Isle of Lewis chess pieces on display in the British Museum. Our original design pieces are distinctly ethnocentric with appropriate facial features on the King (4.5"), Queen and Pawn. The Knight has a figurative accurate horse mane. Each chess piece meets the highest quality standards, much enhancing the look and feel of playing chess with obvious recognizable pieces. Each chess piece is individually 3D printed with high resolution nylon material.