MIURA IRONS
Black Boron Irons
Series 1957 Baby Blades
MB-001 Blades
Black Blades
CB-501
CB-301
PP-9003
Lefty Satin Blades
Lefty Satin Cavity Back
Lefty Black Blades
 
MIURA WEDGES
Satin (New) Wedges
Black Wedges
Lefty Satin Wedges
Lefty Black Wedges
C Grind Wedges
Y Grind Wedges
K Grind Wedges
 
MIURA PUTTER
KM-350
KM-350 Black 1 of 69
KM-005
KM-006
KM-007
 
Miura Drivers, Fairway & Hybrid
Miura SIT-460 Driver
Miura SIT 3 & 5 Fairway
Miura HB Hybrid
 
 

Why Miura uses mild steel?

Miura uses mild steel in all of his forged golf clubs. mild steel produces a sense of feel and control that simply can't be matched by other forging or casting processes currently being used by club manufacturers.

Why Miura forging technique is the best?

The forging process compliments the use of mild steel for the manufacture of irons. Miura's forging techniques rearrange the molecular structure of the mild steel in a pattern that is uniform throughout the hitting area of the club in a manner that is unique to his clubs. The result is a sense of softness yet at the same time solidness when the golfer hits the ball that is unmatched by other golf clubs. The unique precision of Miura's forging process provides a weight error of plus minus 0.5g after polishing, a standard for quality that cannot be matched by any other golf club manufacturer. In addition to the playing characteristics of the forged mild steel golf club, it is also has the added advantage of adjustability allowing a golfer to be able to have the lie and loft of his Miura clubs adjusted to hit his or her swing perfectly.

What is the secret of Miura process?

The forging of mild iron to produce the iron heads used in the Miura golf clubs is a 14 step process, many of which are unique and proprietary to Katsuhiro Miura. Each step is under the full supervision of Katsuhiro Miura himself.

When Retief Goosen won the 2001 U.S. Open, he was swinging ions forged by Katsuhiro Miura, a craftsman from Himeji, Japan, the home of the ancient art of samurai sword making. Miura, 64, had also made the irons that Ian Woosnam played to win the 1991 Masters, and the ones used by JoseMaria Olazabal three years later in his first victory at Augusta National. None of their tour bags bore the Miura name, but the manufacturers paying the players to use their clubs had commissioned Miura to give them that extra edge.

Miura has been making dubs for 47 years, and his company, Miura Giken, manufactures its own clubs in Japan, which are sold in North America Miura. (A set of custom fitted irons starts at $1,900). With his sons Shinei and Yoshitaka, both master craftsmen themselves, Miura remains intimately involved in every detail - he still sits in the number 1 chair on the grinding line.

If few golfers are aware of his company it's only because Miura doesn't sponsor any tour professionals. As Bill Holowaty, Miura's Vancouver-based vice-president, puts it, "Mr. Miura believes that the good players will find him." When Tiger Woods was playing Titleist clubs, the company called on Miura to make limited-edition irons. Titleist brought its own dies and design; Miura's contribution was his 14-step manufacturing process.

A Miura club head begins as a cylindrical stick of steel, heated to 1200 C. It's then struck with a forging hammer to create the rough, round shape. Miura next trims the edges and strikes the head second,  further refining the shape and removing excess metal. At this point, most manufacturers begin to generate the final product, but Miura initiates a third forging to create a tighter molecular structure, or -grain flow," in the metal.
 

Miura is known for his elegant muscle back irons. The majority of amateurs play cavity backs-so-called because of the hollow behind the clubface-which are purportedly mare forgiving to off-center hits. But most tour pros believe there's nothing like the buttery feel of a ball hit with a muscle back (where most of the mass, or muscle, sits behind the club face).

Woods plays Nike blades (as they're often called because they look like knives or, for that mater, swords), and says there's little or no sensation of impact when the clubface collides with the ball. Some tour pros also find it easier to "work" the ball with muscle backs - to hit a greater variety of shots and exert more control over the flight of the ball. Davis Love III, who plays with Titleist muscle backs, says, "You get a better feel, and you can keep the ball down.

Miura makes both types of clubs, but his heart is in the muscle. He is convinced that amateurs won't suffer if they set their cavity backs aside. "The image I have of the club head is not only of it hitting the ball," he says, "but the feel of it hitting the ball. This is what I think about all the time. How can I improve the club head so that it will be as efficient as possible."

 

 

 
 
What Miura Customers Say
I have never hit irons that feel this soft before and the lie angle you did for me is perfect, my ball flight is dead straight! ; ), G Carr, Australia