Cobra King Forged Tec and Forged CB/MB Combo Irons Sets

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Cobra King Forged Tec Irons

Cobra King Forged Tec irons
An exploded view of the Cobra King Forged Tec irons clubhead. Cobra Golf

Sept. 15, 2015 - Cobra Golf brought back the "King" name earlier in 2015 with the King Ltd. drivers. And now, the King has returned to irons, as well.

Cobra's King Forged irons include two new sets, the Cobra King Forged Tec irons featured here, and the Cobra King Forged CB/MB Combo irons on the following page.

The "Tec" in the names of these irons stands for "Technology Enhanced Cavity," and the set is aimed at better golfers with handicaps below 10 (which actually makes them suitable to a wider range of golfers than the CB/MB Combo irons).

Cobra touts the King Forged Tec irons as providing "the feel and precision of a tour irons with maximum distance and forgiveness." As you can see in the exploded view above, the irons have face inserts. That insert is forged from a new high-strength steel that saves some weight while providing distance.

A "harmonic cavity insert" helps produce the impact feel and feedback better golfers prefer; tungsten weights in the heel and toe add forgiveness. These irons have a nickel chrome plating.

The King Forged Tec Irons will reach retail on Nov. 13, 2015, priced at $1,099 for a set with steel shafts and $1,199 for graphite shafts (that's for a 3-iron through pitching wedge or 4-iron through gap wedge configuration). Stock shafts are the KBS Tour C-Taper Lite shafts (steel) or UST Recoil (graphite).

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Cobra King Forged CB/MB Combo Irons

Cobra King Forged CB/MB Combo irons
A Cobra King Forged CB/MB iron (this one of the CB designs). Cobra Golf

While the King Forged Tec irons on the previous page are aimed at very good golfers - from scratch to 10-handicaps - Cobra Golf's King Forged CB/MB Combo Irons are are little less forgiving. These dressed-in-black (they have a Diamonized Black Metal Finish) bad boys are for the best of the best: Cobra says the target audience is golfers from Tour level through 3-handicaps.

A 5-stage forging process produces, Cobra says, more precision in the shaping, the grain flow and the weight tolerances, resulting in irons that have the look and feel preferred by the best golfers. (Cobra staff player Rickie Fowler provided feedback during development, the company wants you to know.)

The center of gravity is positioned directly behind the center of the clubface through the use of a tungsten toe weight that is co-forged with the 1025 Carbon Steel iron head.

You probably know that the "CB" and "MB" in the name of this set stand for "cavity back" and "muscle back." But it's not an either/or proposition. The long and mid-irons have cavity backs, the short irons musclebacks. That provides a smidge more forgiveness on longer shots, more spin control on shorter shots.

The stock configuration of the Cobra King Forged CB/MB Combo irons set is 3-iron through 6-iron with cavity backs, plus 7-iron through pitching wedge with muscle backs. That 8-club set, with KBS Tour C-Taper steel shafts and Lamkin UTX grips as the stock options, has an MSRP of $1,099, with retail availability beginning Nov. 13, 2015.

If you prefer a full CB set or full MB set, you can order it through Cobra's custom department. Also, chrome versions will arrive in February 2016. For more info, visit cobragolf.com.