Fast Facts 2023 King Model Irons
Five-step forging process
Finished by CNC milling heads & grooves
Stock shaft: KBS $-Taper 120
Stock grip: Lamkin Crossline
Available Feb. 3, 2023
King Tour Irons
Better player category
Two-piece forged heads—aluminum medallion
CNC undercut cavity
TPU filled insert
Stock lofts: 5-iron 25°, pitching wedge 44°
Set of seven irons $1299
King CB/MB Irons
Better player category
CB cavity back
MB muscle back
Stock lofts: 5-iron 27°, pitching wedge 46°
Set of seven irons $1199
The King family of irons is Cobra’s entry into the “Big Boy” market and designed for very good players, elite amateurs, and tour professionals.
They point out their five-step forging process rather than the usual four steps gives better grain pattern in the metal, technically an isotropic internal grain structure—if you are up on metallurgical terminology. This type of forging is especially precise and in the case of the CBs and MBs no added tungsten weighting is needed to ensure the proper location of the center of gravity.
Blade lengths on Tour model are shorter than on the previous Tour MIM and with 2° stronger lofts so they could be classified as a distance iron.
Another interesting fact in the CBs and MBs is since the gapping is consistent across the two models, a combination set used by many professionals and elite amateurs would be composed of the 4 through 6-in the CB and 7-iron through PW in the MB. This provides added forgiveness in the long irons where even better players can use it and more control in the short irons where it is an advantage in scoring.
“The five-step forging process is critical to both the feel produced at impact by each of our new KING irons as well the consistency of performance,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D. “Players who desire the feel of forged want a soft sensation at impact rather than one that’s overly crisp, and our process delivers the desired sensation. But forgings can also be lacking in consistency due to the challenges involved in the forging process, all of which we’ve improved on by creating forged irons with superior precision from clubhead to clubhead. Players who favor forged irons now have the option to enjoy all the benefits of a forging with the consistency normally associated with cast products.”