My great grandfather's chess pieces
It's a quite sad story behind these chess pieces: My great grandfather fell and badly hurt his knee one winter day he was out skating on the ice, at the age of 10. After that he did not stand on his own two feet for three years. Being bed bound all that time, he naturally was much bored. One thing he could do lying in bed was wood carving, and he got quite good at it. Some years later he made this set of chess pieces, that is now in my possession.