While it's one thing to play chess with the standard pieces, it's an entirely different matter to play with actors from the Israeli Defense Forces. This particular set contains 32 individual pieces made from sterling silver, with the black pieces made from gilded sterling silver. Needless to say, this isn't a set you're going to find at a garage sale.

Each class of chess piece is represented by a different actor from the IDF: the pawns are IDF soldiers, rooks are missile boats, knights are mobile guns and bishops are patrol jeeps. The king is an IDF pilot standing proudly underneath his F-15 jet while the queen is a Minerva Merkava tank.

$1,650 gets you this piece of Israeli military memorabilia.

Sterling Silver IDF Chess Set [ZAHAL]