Tough wood set
I've had this set for about 4 years. It is a good set for play and frequent use, pieces feel good in your hand and can take abuse as well as any plastic set. I have the golden rosewood version, but I have played with and used the rosewood version too, it seems just as rugged with darker colored dark pieces. The set is as tough as old boots! Not a presentation set for home decor but a very practical set for play. If you want the durability of a plastic set and the warm feel of a wood set this is it. However it is not an exact reproduction of the sets used in international competitions because the bishops are different, but it is a very similar looking set.