Cobra King Forged TEC Black Irons Review (New for 2023)
The forged irons from Cobra have been released with a black finish.
Cobra King Forged TEC Black irons are new for 2023 with the manufacturer releasing a version of their premium irons with a new dark finish.
The latest model of the TEC and TEC X irons were launched in 2022, and Cobra have now offer the same product in a stunning black finish.
The black irons, which are aimed at the better players, bring more feel, distance and forgiveness to your game and are identical in performance to the standard TEC irons.
Now the fourth generation irons are available in a black colour option and we take a look at what both models in the range offer to your game.
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What Cobra says about the Forged TEC Black irons:
“The KING Forged Tec Irons are designed to inspire a better ball striking experience.
“Featuring a new 5-step forged body and face, and refined shaping, these irons deliver true feel and better player looks with all of the forgiveness you need.
“Experience unrivaled ball-striking through a sleeker and refined shape featuring a thinner topline and reduced offset that inspires precision and playability.
“Each iron is crafted from 1025 carbon steel and precision-forged 5 times to deliver soft, player-preferred feel. A hollow body design is filled with a lightweight foam that enhances feel and feedback.
“Dynamic distance is unleashed using a hollow body, thinner PWRSHELL Face, and 20g of tungsten for added stability.
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Cobra King Forged TEC Black Irons Design & Features
The new Forged TEC irons are the game players’ design, delivering precision and accuracy – and the fourth generation design is now available in black.
The key design from previous models is the new five-step forged body and face that the R&D team have come up with in a new refined shaping to the Forged TEC clubhead.
The irons have a thinner topline in the new model, which reduces offset and provides playability and precision while also offering a degree of forgiveness on off-centre ball strikes.
The Cobra irons are produced from 1025 carbon steel that has been precision-forged five times, and have a hollow body design filled with a lightweight foam.
Cobra’s now standard PWRSHELL Face is thinner in this model, allowing for the inclusion of a 20g of tungsten for added stability.
The irons, which are similar in performance to the TaylorMade P790s, are available in 3-iron to gap wedge. There is also One Length Irons available.
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Verdict: Are Cobra Forged TEC Irons any good?
Cobra have worked hard on improving the feel and feedback that golfers want from blade-like irons, and the Forged TEC model certainly achieves that.
The design tweaks have added forgiveness without compromising on the ball striking and shot shaping that this iron set has been all about.
The clever changes to the clubhead that have been made to squeeze out even more distance from this latest generation and the Forged TEC irons are certainly the best yet.
Originally only available in chrome, you can now purchase the irons in black too.
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How much do Cobra King Forged TEC Black irons cost?
A set of irons from 5-iron to pitching wedge costs around $975 / $840.
What are the Cobra Forged TEC irons specs?
The range of irons are available from 3-iron (19 degrees) to gap wedge (49 degrees). The stock pitching wedge is lofted at 44 degrees. There is also One Length Irons available.
Are Cobra Forged TEC Black irons blades?
The irons aren’t officially blades, but do have a blade-like look to them with what appears to be a solid clubhead and thin topline. They do, however, have a hollow body which is filled with foam.
What handicap are Cobra King Forged TEC irons aimed at?
The irons aren’t specially aimed at any range of golfer, but the look and feel of them will appeal to mid to low handicap golfers. Higher handicap golfers will be suited by irons with more forgiveness.
Stuart Bell provides insightful analysis of the latest golf equipment and reviews golf gear for GolfReviewsGuide.com. Life goal is to become a scratch golfer!