Miura Golf has introduced its first new blade iron in six years.
The MB001 muscleback will join the Tournament Blade and the Series 1957 Small Blade in the Miura catalogue of forged blade irons.
The MB001 features sole refinements to help it travel through turf. The top line offers a look to attract players, with a flow through the transition area from hosel to clubface and an overall compactness.
The irons’ more upright appearance at address is designed to help players feel secure over the ball. Clear, striking graphics provide an attractive finish.
“We don’t automatically bring out a new blade every year, so this is a big event,” said Miura president Adam Barr.
“The only calendar we operate on is the one in the minds of the Miuras — when they say a club is ready, we go,” he said.
“The MB001 contains the benefits of all the lessons we have learned in watching irons perform, since the Tournament Blade came out in 2007 and the Small Blade arrived in 2006. Players will notice the quality right away,” said Barr.
The sole’s shape and size is subtly adjusted from successful designs of earlier models to gets through the turf more efficiently and give the player a better chance of keeping the clubface square at impact.
Its top line is narrow to present a simple, clean look, while the flow of steel from the hosel to the low-offset clubhead is non-reflective.
The MB001 clubhead is nearly the same length heel-to-toe as the Tournament Blade, and like that club, offers plenty of “face space” without looking overly long. At address, the MB001 gives a more upright aspect to the golfer.