The King Cobra name has not only been resurrected in the King LTD driver, but in the form of two new sets of player irons that, like the driver and fairway woods, will be available in November.
The King Forged combination irons, designed for a scratch to low-single-digit-handicap player, are created employing a five-step forging process that results in a more precise build, including in shaping and weighting. A tungsten weight in the toe works to move the clubs' center of gravity behind the center of the face. The faces and grooves are CNC milled, while each 1025 carbon steel head has a gorgeous black metal finish. (A chrome finish will be available in February 2016.) The set comes with 3- through 6-iron in cavity back and 7-iron through pitching wedge in muscle back, retailing for $1,100.
Sets fully comprised of muscle back or cavity back heads are available, though the all muscle back set is only available for right-handed players.
The second set, called the King Forged Tec (which stands for Technology Enhanced Cavity) irons, is a cavity-back iron built for pro-caliber players up through 10-handicappers.
The same forging process is used in these irons. In the interest of saving weight, Cobra has employed a new J15 high-strength steel insert material for the clubface. The irons also feature a Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) cavity insert, positioned directly behind center of the face to improve feel and reduce vibration. Tungsten weighting offers additional forgiveness, while a nickel-chrome plating covers the 1025 carbon steel head.
The King Forged Tec irons will be available in 3-iron through pitching wedge or 4-iron through gap wedge, going for $1,100 in a steel shaft or $1,200 in graphite.