Close up of the chessboard.
Copper and stainless steel, 1mm sheet. Glued on a piece of MDF, copper trimmings on sides (doesn't show here..)
The steels surface was like this, it is called pigskin. I thought it fitted in the dragon-theme quite well and it gives more contrast to the board. 5 by 5 cm squares. 1 by 5 cm margins with engraved numbers 1 to 8 and letters A to H (can't be seen here, though). Total size 42 by 42 cm. Weight almost 5 kilos so it is no travel-version..
Better view on the margins here: [link]