Staunton Castle proudly presents 1951-1954 "ČESKÁ KLUBOVKA" FIDE TOURNAMENT CZECH REPRODUCTION Chess Set. This Chess Set is a faithful reproduction and its design is true to the original - the carving is executed with precision and authentic detailing.
Research informs us that these sets were made throughout the whole 20th century up to the present day. The 1st set, having full wooden knights, was made in Czech before it was part of Eastern bloc under Soviet Union and the 2nd one, having plastic knight heads, during the 1980ies. Full plastic sets do exist as well. The full wooden knight here is almost equal to the knight of the Fidet "Coffeehouse" set, an indication that Fidet could have made that set. November 2019 I saw a picture of the 1963 Czech Championship where they used such a set. The 2nd set is a No. IV (about 11cm King), but I have seen also a No. II (9cm) as well, original in cardboard box with rubber coated canvas scrolling board, manufactured in Czechoslovakia in town Frydlandt and called "Česká Klubovka". The original design was by famous Czech sculptor Bohuslav Schnirch at the end of 19th century.