Heirloom Chess Sets


If they prohibited the export of certain wooden products the influence on the market would be detrimental to say the least. It's reasonable to assume that as the markets of the developing nations grow and prosper they will impose additional restrictions of the export and usage of luxury rare woods like ebony and rosewood. It is sensible to assume that within ten years a whole export ban on those woods will be levied thus forcing chess set producers to use less desirable forests in production. We spoke to a single chess manufacturer who stated he has sufficient shares of wood to last him the next ten decades. One interesting disparity is the fact that it's now possible to get a set of real ebony chess pieces from the united kingdom for less money than the cost of the raw ebony material at current UK prices.


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