- The COBRA Copper Series has been announced.
- The KING RF Forged MB is a new model.
- The KING TOUR and KING Forged TEC Copper provide a new finish on existing models.
For the most part, the COBRA Copper Series of irons isn’t anything you haven’t seen. One year into a two-year cycle, it’s common for brands to add a finish option to keep product smelling fresh in the marketplace and, with the exception of the new KING RF Forged MB, that’s what COBRA is doing.
The industry’s refresh color of choice is typically black, though there are exceptions. Vokey has taken a shine to Slate Blue (the best finish) and COBRA, for its part in the conversation, has elected to refresh two of its models with a copper finish.
To be absolutely clear, COBRA is using a PVD-based copper-colored finish, not actual copper. If you want the real thing, you’re going to have to spend significantly more. That’s just how it is. I don’t set the prices.
KING RF Forged MB Copper
The new model within the trio of COBRA Copper Series irons is the KING RF Forged MB Copper. As you could probably surmise, the “RF” stamped in the toe is short for “Rickie Fowler.” It speaks to Rickie’s role in shaping the design and choosing the finish. It could also be short for “Really F*cked” which is an apt description of a typical outcome resulting from mis-hitting a blade.
Either way …
The KING RF Forged MB are forged from 1025 steel. It’s reasonable to say COBRA hasn’t gotten enough credit for the outstanding feel of its forging over the years. I expect the RF Forged MB will continue the tradition of underappreciated excellence.
Other key features include a tungsten toe weight which helps optimally position the center of gravity for precise control and outstanding feel (did I mention the feel of COBRA forgings?). Grooves are 100-percent CNC milled.
KING RF Forged MB Specs and Pricing
The COBRA KING RF Forged is available in 4-PW in right-hand only.
The stock shaft is the KBS C-Taper 120. The stock grip is the Arccos-embedded Lamkin Crossline Connect.
Retail price is $1,399.
For the KING Tour Copper and KING Forged Tec Copper, the story is simpler still. Save the copper finish, the irons are the same as what’s currently on shelves.
But, hey, a brief recap couldn’t hurt, right?
COBRA KING Tour Copper
The KING TOUR is COBRA’s MIM’d offering. If you’re unfamiliar with MIM, here’s how we’ve described it.
The first thing you need to know is that it stands for “Metal Injection Molding.” The process involves mixing metal powder with a polymer binding agent, heating into a paste and pumping the result into an injection-molding machine to create the desired shape.
Once the dust settles, the heads go in a furnace to remove the polymer binder. The heads are then heated to 1,340 degrees Celsius, where everything is welded together before the secondary milling process sharpens things up.
According to COBRA, the MIM process creates a smoother grain flow which reduces voids in the material and ultimately creates a feel that’s softer than forging.
The final step in the process is robotic polishing. As we’ve covered before, the equipment industry likes to use polishing as a euphemism for grinding. By letting properly programmed robots do the delicate work, COBRA can reduce variances in weight and thickness.
Like the RF Forged, the KING TOUR offers a tungsten toe weight. A vibration-damping TPU insert helps further improve feel.
The KING TOUR Copper Iron is available in 4-PW for both right- and left-handed golfers. A 3-iron and gap wedge are available through COBRA custom.
The stock shaft is the KBS $-Taper. The stock grip is the Arccos-embedded Lamkin Crossline Connect.
Retail price is $1,399.
COBRA KING Forged Tec
The KING Forged Tec is COBRA’s player’s distance offering. It features full hollow-body design and a forged PWRSHELL face for consistent launch and speed across the entire hitting area.
The copper offering is available in 4-PW for both right- and left-handed golfers. A 3-iron and gap wedge are available through COBRA custom.
The stock shaft is the KBS $-Taper Lite. The PX Catalyst is the stock graphite option.
The stock grip is the Arccos-embedded Lamkin Crossline Connect.
Retail price is $1,199.
COBRA Copper Series Irons – Availability
COBRA RF Forged, MB, KING Tour and KING Fored TEC Copper irons will be available beginning March 12.
A 90-day trial of Arccos Caddie is included.
For more information, visit Cobra Golf.com.
2 years ago
I’m curious as to why “The stock grip is the Arccos-embedded Lamkin Crossline Connect.”. Is the Arccos service “free” to purchasers of this equipment or it it a “introductory period” then the standard charge for the service?
2 years ago
Arccos-embedded grips have been offered standard on Cobra clubs for a few years now and are also offered on PING clubs as well. My understanding is that the service is included in the price for the first year (just as if you bought sensors or grips directly from Arccos) and then you’d have to pay $99/yr. IF you wanted to continue collecting data.