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Miura MB-101: The first new Miura blade since 2013

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It has been six years since Miura unveiled a new forged blade iron. For 2020, the Japanese company is introducing the all-new Miura MB-101 iron—aimed at golfers looking for a classic, compact, shotmaking tool.

Miura MB 101 Blade

The last blade iron Miura launched into the market was way back in 2013: The MB-001. Since then, there have been quite a few new additions to the Miura family of irons, but no pure blade until now.

“This is a model of which the entire Miura family can be proud,” says Shinei Miura. “My father is as passionate about the MB-101 as any club he has ever designed. Our hope is that it will be recognized as one of the finest irons our factory has ever produced and will remain in our model lineup for years to come.”

Muira’s heritage is based on creating timeless forged irons, including blades—and don’t for a second think that this is just a rebadged Miura Baby Blade with a new name. Miura prides itself in their endless pursuit of perfection—their design philosophy is “kaizen,” which means” continuous improvement.” With respect to the MB-101, every detail has been refined to create the ultimate shotmaking tool for golfers seeking the absolute best in precision performance.

Miura MB 101 Forged iron hosel (aftermarket ferrule)

Miura MB-101 forged iron hosel (aftermarket ferrule)

The muscle shape is much more organic and rounded to go along with the new sole design that greatly improves turf interaction. The other part of the iron that has gone through a tremendous change, thanks to Shinei and Yoshitaka Muira, is the transition from the hosel to the topline. This is, for the most discerning player, the telltale sign of a well-designed club: The hosel should look like it almost melts into the topline of the club, and with the new Muira MB-101 iron, you get exactly that.

Miura MB 101 Blade from address

Miura MB-101 blade from address

The new Miura MB-101 embodies the theory that the smaller the clubhead, the more focused a player will be over the ball, resulting in better strikes. Along those same lines, the more compact head means more mass will be behind the ball, even on mishits, providing better results and offering the greatest level of feedback.

“Miura’s reputation is centered on its history of crafting exceptional, championship-caliber blade irons, and the MB-101 continues that legacy,”  Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf.

Miura MB-101: Tech specs & availability

The Miura MB-101 is forged from premium S25C soft carbon steel and finished in satin chrome to visually delight the most discerning golf purists.

Miura MB 101 Iron specs

The MB-101 set runs 3-PW and is available for $280 per iron. Golfers can purchase the MB-101 and all other Miura products at authorized club fitters around the globe or fully assembled at www.Miuragolf.com.

 

 

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Ken

    Dec 4, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I currently have the miura mb001’s and I am looking for a new set. Thinking about these but also like the WIlson Staff model staff blades. Any comparisons between the two??

  2. Dave Bryce

    Oct 14, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Simply as good an iron as anything out there! Like the fact that the lofts are not beefed up!

  3. s

    Oct 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Real men’s lofts. Love it.

  4. MhtLion

    Oct 4, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Looks like Japan issued MB-5001/3.

  5. Miuralovechild

    Oct 3, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Not sure about the MORE rounded toe! Other than that they’re perfect. Appear to be smaller than the mb001. What ever happened to the 2019 baby blade????? Is this the same thing?? The ferrule is most likely BB&F (Patrick Boyd).

  6. Randy Wall

    Oct 3, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Wish my game was capable of playing these. They’re gorgeous, and I’ll bet buttery soft when well struck.

    • Jim

      Oct 19, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      Randy – your game IS capable. These and similar blades (we used to just call them golf clubs) will improve anyone’s ball-striking ability. Unfortunately for most, they require a little practice once in a while. Most people today do not want to bother themselves with practice – it’s time-consuming.

  7. James

    Oct 2, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Miura has always considered the hosel to be the most important part of the head – it was always the most meticulously crafted part ‘where the shaft unites with the club head. When they came to visit our shop before opening our account & certifying us to build them, they made sure we had a quality drill press…the heads used to come with a pilot hole and builders had to bore it to whether or not you were using a taper or parallel tip, assuring the tightest shaft to head fit. Only a small amount of glue was needed & helped ‘lubricate’ the shaft as you pounded it down that last 3/8″ or so to seat it all the way down. Miura believed this accounted for the exceptional distance & feel.

    Take apart any Mizuno or Titleist – even PXG and you can wiggle the tip around in the hosel. They dimple the shafts to give the glue more to bond with and more than a few times we needed to shim all of the above brands.

    The difference is real. Still the best.

  8. Milton Taylor

    Oct 2, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    $280 per club…… Bye Miura. They look exactly like my 620s

  9. Jarnio Bubly

    Oct 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Every manufacturer should go to a 7 year cycle on irons!

    • BO BO

      Oct 2, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      I thought the exact same thing when I saw the article.

  10. rex 235

    Oct 1, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Ryan-

    “…and don’t for a second think that this is just a rebadged Miura Baby Blade with a new name.”

    If theres a LH model, OK. Otherwise…

  11. dat

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Perfection

  12. Casey Crooks

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:15 am

    How does the size compare to the baby blade and MB001?

    • Cookazz

      Oct 2, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      3mm longer

      • VS

        Oct 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm

        Can you provide the source of this info? would like to see the dimensions of baby blade vs MB-101

        • Brian Audia

          Oct 31, 2019 at 2:10 pm

          +1 This comment. Where can you find full specs?

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In our forums, our members have been talking wedges. WRXer ‘Luckydutch’ is new to the sport and is uncertain as to how to approach choosing his wedges, kicking off the thread, saying:

“I’ve just treated myself to a set of improvement irons running 5-GW. The GW is a 48 degree, so it occurs to me that I now need to think about wedges. What’s the conventional wisdom when it comes to buying wedges as a relatively new golfer? I can’t imagine there’s huge value in getting fitted since I wouldn’t have a clue what grinds etc. I like.

Do I go for just one chipping wedge to begin with then add to it over time? Or am I better off getting a set now? I suppose the advantage of buying one is it saves me some money in the short term. The disadvantage being I’m never going to learn how to use a 60 degree if I don’t get one, right?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • iknowbagu: “KISS – Keep it simple, stupid. This really should apply to all of us, but it holds especially true for beginners. Find something you like the looks/feel of, and then get matching. That could be 52/58, 52/56/60, 54/60, whatever. Over time you’ll learn what you like, what you don’t, etc., and you can mix and match from there. But until you to a point where you are very specific with your wants/needs, there is no need to reinvent the wheel here. Only technical thing you really need to know is that bounce is your friend.”
  • rjdivis: “I would say something like the Cleveland CBX 2 wedges would be a good place to look, or something similar. From a setup standpoint, I would go with either a 52* / 56*or just a 54. Learning your distances with the set GW will guide you on what lofts you will need. I always like to keep things simple and, as said above, stay away from the high lofted wedges. You don’t need a 58 or 60 at this time. You can always add down the road.”
  • rsballer10: “If you are a beginner, I’d get a 56 (doesn’t have to be new) and learn to hit all the shots with that club. Depending on the loft of your PW you may want a 50/52, but I’d honestly keep the # of wedges to a minimum starting out. As you get better/more consistent you can add more wedges to the bag. Even to this day, I use my 54 degree for almost everything, and my 60 is a get out of jail club. If I was starting out I’d just get a 56 and dump the 60 altogether.”
  • Macklessdaddy: “Local Costco and grab the Kirkland set, 52 56 60 for less than 200.”

Entire Thread: “Best wedges for a newer golfer?

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Miura baby blades

From the seller (@Ionscicles): “Miura Baby Blades being listed. Set of 3-W, fitted with Project X 7.0 shafts. Fit with custom BB&F ferrules in black, navy, gold, white. Golf Pride MCC+4 grips. set was bent 1* strong, and 1* flat. Loft and lie due to softness of metal should be checked every season to ensure they have changed due to turf interaction.

“Being that Miura makes one of the softer irons out there, this set definitely shows wear a bit quicker than others. Has been games on and off over the last year or so, and has been a great set to me. Listing on here as my ego can’t take bagging these anymore and I definitely need to move to a more forgiving club. Despite use, clubs still have a ton of life in them. Asking $1250 OBO”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Miura baby blades

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