Miura MB001 forged irons

Miura MB001 forged iron.

Miura MB001 forged iron.

— Miura, the Japanese manufacturer known for forged irons and wedges, has introduced its first new blade iron in nearly seven years. According to Miura, the MB001 features sole refinements that enable it to cut cleanly and effortlessly through all varieties of turf.

“Assuming, of course, that the iron is properly fit,” said Adam Barr, president of Miura.

Miura is a longtime proponent of expert fitting for all of its clubs, and Miura products in the United States are available through a network of certified clubfitters and clubmakers.

In the forged-blade category, the new muscleback MB001 joins the Tournament Blade and Series 1957 Small Blade.

“We don’t automatically bring out a new blade every year, so this is a big event,” said Barr, noting that the Small Blade came out in 2006 and the Tournament Blade in 2007.

The MB001 project was led by Yoshitaka Miura, eldest son of company founder Katsuhiro Miura, along with his brother Shinei Miura.

The MB001 is a little shorter heel to toe than the Tournament Blade and a little longer than the Small Blade.

The sole’s shape and size, subtly adjusted from successful designs of earlier models, is designed to efficiently get through the turf and provide an optimal chance of keeping the clubface square at impact.

The new blade has a narrow top line and an overall clean and simple look that is the hallmark of Miura irons. Over the years, many touring professionals have used forged blades from Miura.

Miura blades cost $225 to $250 per club depending on the shaft.

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