Rosewood Pioneer Elite
Designed by Dennis Petersen
Produced exclusively by Legend Products
The Rosewood Pioneer Elite Staunton Chess Sets stand with the finest
chess sets on the market today. They represent one of the finest
crafted sets you can purchase today. While the Legend Pro Line Sets
have replaced the Pioneer Elite Models as the finest made in the world
today, the Pioneer Elite models continue to give you better quality, and
workmanship than any other set in their price range. These sets continue
to be produced in small numbers, where production processes can be closely
monitored. The workmanship, guality, and quality control procedures
of assembling the sets make them the finest value in the marketplace today.
A Certificate of Authenticity is provided in a thick laminate with
the set pictured on the back of the Certificate.
So what are the differences in the "Rosewood Pioneer" and
"Rosewood Pioneer Elite Staunton Sets". Both sets have
unique feature to offer.
Rosewood Pioneer Staunton Chess Set
Rosewood Pioneer Elite
The Rosewood Pioneer Staunton Chess Set was designed specifically for the
Tournament Chess Player, its design provides thicker Stems and additional
weight, making them massively weighted at over 4 lbs.
The Knights are full bodied, allowing for more weight and providing a luxurious
feel. They will appeal to those who like to hold onto a hefty
piece with lethal potential :).
The points on the Queens coronet are thick and very stout. They were
carved this way for strength, durability, traveling tournaments,
and the rigors of speed chess.
The Rosewoods used are generally in the brown tones, with a darker brown
running through it. These Rosewood often radiate a hint of reddish
tone to a small degree.
How does "The Rosewood Pioneer Elite" measures up? Check the chart on the right and compare.
Since the development of the "Ultimate Storage Box" this set is also suited
for tournament play and travel. The sharp pointed, thin coronet design
would likely be kept in the optional box at home for one's own use.
Although the sets look the same from pictures, the stem design is thinner
in the Rosewood Pioneer Elite providing a different look and feel.
The sets tend to average about 3.8 lbs.
The Knight has a slender, tapered body, which gives you the comfortable
feel of a nice fitting glove. It will appeal to those who put more
emphasis on a sleeker appearance, with overall piece weight taking a second
The Rosewoods tend to be very dark browns with black grain running throughout
The Knight carving would be considered more refined, although the knight
carvings are both beautifully done, each has its own appeal.