I’m very excited to share the news coming out of Himeji, Japan about the release of the new Limited Edition black blades from Miura Golf. I’m a huge fan of Mr. Miura and his designs, and I feel like his clubs are second to none in the world of golf. I’ve already had the pleasure of reviewing the fantastic 1957 Small Blades, as well as the unique K-Grind Wedges, and there is no reason to believe that the black blades will not as good or better than his other offerings. The press release is below. Click on the photos to zoom in for a closer look.
Beauty From the East
Miura Golf, the Japanese company known for its excellence in forging fine clubs, also has a reputation for the beauty of its creations. The tradition continues with the company’s latest forged iron. Miura’s new LIMITED FORGED BLACK BLADE iron is a stunning version of the popular muscle back Miura Tournament Blade — but with the distinctive Miura Black finish. Company founder and club making expert Katsuhiro Miura and his sons, Yoshitaka and Shinei, and their staff took special care to create a no-glare, flat-black finish with a surface texture that’s pleasing to the touch. When golf club fans see these beauties, the effect is like coming around the corner and seeing your dream car parked at the curb. They can’t get that look out of their minds.
The LFBB finish is the same as on Miura’s Black Wedges. Like the wedges, these irons will show gradual, desirable wear with repeated use. But “wear” doesn’t mean “wear out.” Instead, it’s more like a breaking in, a personalization no different than the one that occurs with your favorite baseball glove or the skates you want in the games that matter.
This personalized settling-in of the finish will differ slightly for every player. But in general, the black finish will mature over time to a silvery gray, mostly on the center of the clubface and on the sole, starting at the leading edge. Time in the sun enters into it, as well as the turf the golfer usually encounters. In the end, the Limited Forged Black Blades will be distinctively Miura, and distinctively each golfer’s own – and always a joy to look at as well as play.
“This is one of the great things about being the kind of company we are — small and focused on careful, handcrafted work. So we can satisfy golfers’ appetites for clubs that are beautiful as well as functional,” said Adam Barr, president of Miura. “When Miura-san has ideas like this for something special and exciting, we can do it, and to a very high standard. Of course, by definition, there can’t be many of these sets available. But that just adds to the allure.”
The suggested retail price for the Limited Forged Black Blades will be $275 USD per club. Interested golfers around the world can check the list of expert dealer/fitters near them by clicking on this Miura Dealer List.
About Miura Golf
Japanese golf club maker Miura Golf has been making the world’s highest quality forged irons, wedges and putters for more nearly 50 years. The company was founded by Katsuhiro Miura, a deeply experienced golf club designer and steel forging expert from Himeji, Japan, the center of the Japanese steelmaking tradition that began with samurai swords more than 500 years ago. Miura-san and his sons, Yoshitaka and Shinei, work in Himeji with a small staff of craftsmen they trained to patiently make clubs of the finest possible quality, employing a careful mix of ancient metalworking traditions and modern forging and finishing techniques. Miura-san himself still works every day in the factory, honing his peerless grinding skills in what he considers a never-ending journey to the pinnacle of golf club quality.
Although Miura never offers paid endorsement contracts, top players have won numerous championships with Miura-built clubs. For more information on Miura Golf in English, please go to www.MiuraGolf.com.
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