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Cobra King Forged CB/MB Combo and King Forged TEC Irons

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In addition to its King LTD drivers and fairway woods, Cobra will launch two sets of irons — the King CB/MB Forged Combo and King Forged TEC — that will also be in stores on Nov. 13.

The King Forged CB/MB Combo irons target better players in search of maximum distance control and versatility, while the King Forged TEC irons are suited for golfers interested in a forged set of irons that can deliver more distance and forgiveness.

Learn more about each of the iron sets below, and see what GolfWRX Members are saying about Cobra’s King line here. 

King Forged CB/MB Combo

  • The King Forged CB/MB Combo irons ($1,099) will be sold in the following stock configuration: CB (3-6), MB (7-GW). They are made using 1025 carbon steel and a 5-step forging process. The faces and grooves of the irons are CNC milled.
  • Both the CB and MB models have tungsten weight plugs in the toe section of the clubs that move the center of gravity (CG) closer to the center of the club face, and also give the irons slightly more forgiveness or moment of inertia (MOI), a measure of ball speed retention on mishits.
  • The “Diamonized” Black Finish of the irons is more durable than PVD finishes according to Cobra, and offers a non-glare look.
  • Rickie Fowler is expected to play a full set of the King Forged MB irons with the Diamonized Black Finish. Full sets of King Forged MB irons and King Forged CB irons can be ordered through Cobra’s custom department.
  • The King Forged CB/MB Combo irons come stock with KBS’ C-Taper shafts (R, S and X flexes). Stock grip is Lamkin’s UTX.

King Forged TEC Irons

  • The “TEC” in Cobra’s King Forged TEC irons stands for Technology Enhanced Cavity. The iron heads use five different materials to offer golfers distance and forgiveness that wouldn’t be possible in a one-piece construction.

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  • The most important material for performance is the irons’ J15 Forged Stainless Steel club faces, which add forgiveness and ball speed to the design. Tungsten weights in the sole push the center of gravity (CG) of the irons lower and deeper in the club head for improved launch conditions and forgiveness. A carbon fiber badging and TPU inserts are used in the cavities of the irons to improve their mass and feel properties.
  • The King Forged TEC irons ($1099) come stock with KBS’ C-Taper Lite steel shafts (R, S, X flexes) and UST Mamiya’s Recoil 95 graphite shafts (F3, F4 and F5 flexes). Stock grip is Lamkin’s UTX.
  • The bodies of the irons are forged from 1025 carbon steel.

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See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Cobra’s King line here. 

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  1. Daniel

    Sep 4, 2016 at 9:53 am

    In the market for new irons.
    Recently spent a few hours testing all of the current “player’s irons”.
    Narrowed it down to:
    – Cobra King Pro MB’s
    – Mizuno MP-4’s
    Would appreciate any thoughts, as I’m stuck between these two beauts! Thanks all.

  2. Paws2big

    Jan 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Went out for a custom fitting looking at the AP1/2, Apex, SPi, Srixon 545’s, and the Cobra TEC’s . Tested multiple shafts and it boiled down to two shafts (KBS C taper lite S and PXi’s 6.0)and two heads the TEC’s and the Apex’s. I wanted the Apex or the AP2’s to work but can’t argue with the data. Cobras were consistently longer and had a tighter dispersion than anything I hit. Apex was 2nd. I pulled the trigger on the TEC’s and couldn’t be happier. Also had them bent 1 degree weak for a little higher flight. A 4 iron will land and stick with the height I am now getting. Point is I would have never thought of Cobras until the fitter put one in my hand. They have a little thicker topline but still are are great looking club. Consider them as an option. Cobra is making good stuff now a days.

  3. I'm Ron Burgundy??

    Oct 13, 2015 at 12:27 am

    They will be good. Everything else I have tried that they make is. I never thought to look at Cobra until I hit the FLY z+ driver and woods. Love them!

  4. Benny

    Aug 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Love ’em. I play MB2’s in raw and oxide finishes but these Forged MB’s in black look so sexy. I might be converting quickly. I was a Cobra fan for many many years in early 2000’s. Puma seems to be getting away from the shiny/bright colors and realizing satin and flat black is and always will be in style. Looking forward too testing these, nice work Cobra and thx WRX!

  5. cody

    Aug 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

    it seems to me that OEM’s are all putting out some good stuff this year. I could easily see myself playing these, the new titleist clubs, bridgestones, and a number of others. All are looking great.

    • Alyssa

      Aug 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Cody,

      I wanted to reach out, because I have a growth engineering consulting company for startups and we are currently helping a new company with a brand new product to help improve your swing. I’m not looking to sell anything, but if you are an avid golfer and have used swing analyzers or tools to improve your swing, I’d love to get your advice on your experience thus far, so we don’t build the wrong thing smile emoticon.

      I’d love to chat for just 15 minutes if you are available. Do you have some time this week?

      Thanks for any help!
      -Alyssa

  6. Track Man

    Aug 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    These look like my King Snake oversize irons

  7. Mat

    Aug 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    If I wanted some cobras, I’d get those CBs and strip the paint in a heartbeat. Those could look completely badass with some custom paint.

  8. Golfraven

    Aug 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    They went bold and slightly over the top with the Cobra and the KING orange writing. Don’t think this was necessary. Otherwise those irons look the part. KBS C-tsper shaft are certainly a plus.

  9. Rob

    Aug 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Those cavity backs look yummy.

  10. JJ

    Aug 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I’ll be sticking with my s3 pro MBs

  11. dapadre

    Aug 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Been a Cobra convert for years now, because they make really good sticks period. But once again one has to wonder if these golf manufacturers arent shooting themselves in the foot. The Fly Z+ forged (which are great sticks and the TEC seems to be the upgrade, luv it) is not even a year old! Chances are no one will buy them now and will wait for these to be released, leaving retailers with depreciating inventory……………once again.

  12. Teaj

    Aug 20, 2015 at 8:14 am

    the combo set with a little paint remover and a murdered out black iron would loop perdy. if they feel anything like the Pro’s from two years ago or the FlyZ+ this year they will be buttery soft.

    if the Tech is true in the Driver they can take my money now.

  13. Max

    Aug 20, 2015 at 12:29 am

    The MBs look just like the Amp Cell Pro, which are gorgeous! I wonder if black that finish would hold well though…

  14. cp3

    Aug 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Loving the look of this new lineup by Cobra!

    Miles better than those hideous bio-cell irons they released last year.

  15. Scooter McGavin

    Aug 19, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    The MB and CB look nice. The TEC just looks like the Amp Forged…

  16. redneckrooster

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Love the TEC irons . I would change the paint fill, tired of orange.

  17. Courtoni20

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I am still hitting the Amp Cell Pro Irons, look very similar at address to these and are fantastic! Love the black finish but I assume it will wear out like the wedge line. Cobra is definitely putting out good players clubs but I wish they would slow the cycle down!

  18. nick

    Aug 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    No coincidence the line on the club resembles the Puma logo. We also can’t forget the orange branding that is becoming synonymous with Cobra. The players irons look pretty nice minus the orange.

  19. Nolanski

    Aug 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Love the idea of combo sets. I need help with my 4-6 irons but I don’t need help 7+

  20. O

    Aug 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Blades and CB look great. I’m sold. No problem on the orange.

  21. Rich

    Aug 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Combo and MB, good, TEC, not so good.

  22. snowman

    Aug 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Ok Cobra, your getting closer with the Forged Tec… We need good solid forged cavity-backs! Lose the Orange and you’ll I might consider retiring my Cobra S2 Forged irons (me and Lexi are still playing em 5 years on).

    • petie3_2

      Aug 20, 2015 at 8:47 am

      I play the S2 standards if it’s dry, and the UFIs when the weather is spotty. The S2 forged are nice but the slightly earlier forged CBs just hit a ton better. Despite all the hype, I still think the 2005-9 clubs were the best; anything earlier is primitive, anything later is mostly hype. They also have the advantage of being available cheeeeeep (Ebay) although I had to fork out #$200 for the graphite UFIs they are worth it.

    • Mat

      Aug 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      A tiny bit of citrus paint remover would do the trick…

    • Im cool

      Aug 21, 2015 at 11:47 am

      me and lexi? sure thing dude

  23. Mike

    Aug 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Cobra makes fine products. It’s interesting to see them introducing new stuff on a shorter cycle (less than a year) which I guess they feel they need to do to try to compete with TM and Callaway. There product quality and technology are second to none IMO.

  24. sgniwder99

    Aug 19, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Thank god paint fill is removable. Other than that, they look really nice.

  25. John

    Aug 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Any idea how these will compare to the Srixon z745?

    • Hank

      Aug 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      +1…these Srixon and Kings are on my shortlist.

  26. LaBraeGolfer

    Aug 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I have never been a huge cobra fan, but this new lineup is looking gorgeous, I know that that sole thing on the drivers and fairways has some people going nuts, but the rest of the club looks so clean. I want to hit these MB’s so bad!!!

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