Every time we unbox old vintage sets, we find that about 15% of the stones are damaged. These stones are set aside, and now we're happy to make them available to you.
Most damage is in the form of a small chip at the edge of a piece, so the majority of them are still usable. This is especially true if you have an alternate application in mind, such as:
- Arts and crafts
- Outdoor Go sets
- Movie props
- Gravesite tokens
- Board game counters
- Vase marbles
- Clamshell-cleaning experiments
- Anything you can think of
These are standard pieces about 22mm wide, though they vary in size from 4mm to 11mm thick. The white stones are a mix of Japanese and Mexican clamshell. The black are a mix of slate & glass. They are sold in 1.5 pound increments (0.68kg, about 180 pieces).
A sizing set of Clamshell stones is also available, for players who want to feel the difference between stones of different thickness. These will be 10 stones from size 15 (4mm) to size 36 (10mm), but will also be chipped (we save good stones to use as replacements for refurbished sets).
These ship from Colorado, USA, via UPS or USPS. Please allow 3 business days for packing, then we will email you a tracking number that you can use to sign up for notifications.
Because these pieces are already damaged, returns are not accepted.
If you are looking for spare stones that aren't chipped, please contact us as availability varies. Pieces generally cost $1 per piece of Clamshell or Slate up to size 30 (8mm), and cost increases for larger pieces depending on thickness and grade. Glass stones are also available for $0.50 each. Help us prepare a Custom Order for you by sending the desired number (with photos and caliper measurements) to Solomon@baduk.club