Cobra says that by making the Trusty Rusty and Big Trusty Rusty wedges using non-chromed 8620 carbon steel, these clubs are 7 percent softer than a chromo wedge. Golfers should experience enhanced feel for greater accuracy. It also means that over time, this wedge will rust, a quality that many players like.
However, what really sets these clubs apart is their unique sole design. Designed by short-game guru Phil Rodgers, Cobra calls the unique scalloped sole “tri-soled,” because it has higher bounce in the center while the heel and toe areas have been relieved significantly. This means golfers should be able to open the face to add loft, while still getting the leading edge under the ball from a tight lie. At the same time, when faced with a bunker shot from soft, fluffy sand, the bounce in the center of the club should come in handy.
The standard grip on both wedges have been lengthened so players can maintain a good grip when chocking down on the club.
The Big Trusty wedges are made from a lighter, lower density steel that allowed Cobra to make the heads 10 percent larger and the soles significantly wider than the standard model. The added size and width should make these clubs more playable, especially for high-handicap players who don’t always make solid contact on chips and pitches around the greens.
The grooves on both wedges are aggressively milled into the face and then laser etched, which according to Cobra ensures they are as sharp as the USGA allows.
Both wedges are available in three finishes (pre-rusted, satin with pre-rusted score lines and black PVD) and cost $120 when first made available.