Japanese clubmaker Miura Golf occupies a unique place at the very high end of the golf club spectrum. The company produces small amounts of clubs that are highly prized among a certain segment of golfers – and its prices reflect that.
Miura's latest development isn't a new line of clubs, but rather a new finish called Black Boron. It recently has begun producing a few sets of its CB-501 irons and Passing Point 9003 irons in the special finish instead of its usual nickel chrome finish.
"We've found black finishes so popular that we really had to look into making these, even though we can only manage small quantities and maintain Miura standards," said Miura President Adam Barr.
In fact, the company says it can produce only about 10 sets of clubs with the new finish every other month because its painstaking production process is further complicated by switching over the final part of the production line from its usual set-up.
Miura has produced its Limited Forged Black Blades and Black Wedges with a black finish, but those fade over time into a silvery-grey patina. By contrast, the company says, the density of the new Black Boron looks more deeply black than other black finishes, and the color is more durable as well.
The Black Boron irons carry a suggested retail price of $2,275 per set (4-iron through pitching wedge), or $325 per club.
For more information, visit www.MiuraGolf.com.