(Credit: Miura Golf)
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Miura Golf is adding a limited edition finish to its iron line. It's so limited, in fact, the company said it can only promise "about 10 sets every other month" in a special Black Boron finish.
To achieve the unique look, the finishing production line must be switched from the usual nickel chrome setup, the traditional finish for Miura irons, to Black Boron — a painstaking manufacturing process that takes time and effort.
This isn't the first time Miura has produced a set of irons in a black finish. Limited edition Black Blades and Black Wedges were released in 2011 that faded over time into a silvery patina.
Due in large part to the manufacturing process, the Black Boron, which is durable and gets deep into the finish, won't fade over time like the initial limited Black Blades and Wedges.
"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 Adam Barr, president of Miura.
As you'd expect with an extremely limited finish, the price per set isn't cheap. The suggested retail cost of the Black Boron irons is $2,275 (4-PW) or $325 per club.