Miura Golf Introduces KM 700 Irons
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2022-06-02
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — After a lifetime spent carefully honing his custom approach to the creation of forged irons, Katsuhiro Miura is proud to introduce the newest member of the Miura Golf lineup: the KM 700 iron.
With an eye towards preserving the legacy of his brand, Miura-san has imbued the next generation of Miura Craftsmen with his exacting standards and wisdom. The result of this collaborative effort has yielded the new KM 700, designed to deliver the clubhead to square at impact. Miura’s revolutionary new design is made possible through the company’s proprietary manufacturing techniques, in concert with the refined grinding expertise of the dedicated Miura team.
For more than 65 years, Katsuhiro Miura has been driven not by market trends or sales targets, but by vision and inspiration. The KM 700 represents the crowning achievement of his celebrated career, and the latest example of Miura Golf’s never-ending pursuit of perfection.
The five-year journey that led to the creation of the KM 700 involved Miura-san’s mentoring of future generations of Miura Craftsmen. A suggestion by one of his proteges, in fact, contributed to the innovative design of these irons. While searching for optimum weight distribution, numerous iterations of the head were designed until the result of a playable club for golfers of all levels was achieved. This achievement is signified by Miura-san’s stamp of approval, the red hanko stamp, on the back cavity of every iron.
“Katsuhiro Miura’s life and career is an inspiration,” said Bill Holowaty, COO, Miura Golf. “The KM 700 is the culmination of his rigorous approach to craftsmanship, an approach that has been diligently passed down to the entire team of Miura craftsmen who now proudly take up his mantle of pride and precision.”
The beauty of the KM 700s design lies in the grinding and polishing skills of Miura craftsmen, but also in our proprietary “third-strike” manufacturing process, which allows the structure of the clubhead to be subtly altered and manipulated for the perfect shape. Not only is the grain structure of the steel tightened, but the distribution and density optimized in each and every clubhead.
A key component of the KM 700’s design is the toe-cut grind visible on the sole. Optimized camber and precise bounce promote the best ball-on-club-face contact regardless of the lie or turf conditions. This unique and innovative sole delivers a stable head, optimized impact loft and unparalleled turf interaction.
The KM 700’s clubhead also features a revolutionary hosel and heel design, which enabled Miura to move the center of gravity 3mm closer to the toe. This creates a larger sweet spot—similar to what one might find in a wood. The result? Off-center hits are straighter and farther.
“We know of no other forging process able to achieve this level of precision and consistency,” Holowaty added, “and no factory has ever attempted this level of precision. It is a fitting tribute to the legacy of Katsuhiro Miura.”
About Miura Golf
Miura Golf makes the world’s finest forged golf clubs, which are designed and manufactured by the Miura family in their factory in Himeji, Japan. The entire family works hands-on in the factory and continues to carry on the Miura legacy.
World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand-crafting and grinding irons in 1957 and has created one of the most-respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest for the perfect club has brought to the world more than 10 product series, a number that grows as the next generation of the Miura family – led by sons Shinei and Yoshitaka – continue their meticulous refinement and evolution of product lines. Each club is individually handcrafted and will never be mass-produced, as generations of steel-making skill and passion bring us the world’s finest golf clubs.
About 8AM Golf
Miura Golf is part of the 8AM Golf family. 8AM Golf was created by golf entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Milstein as the holding company that oversees his golf companies — all of which help golfers at every level enjoy the game more. In addition to Miura, other 8AM Golf companies include the Nicklaus Companies (in partnership with the legendary Jack Nicklaus); GOLF Magazine and the GOLF.com website; True Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company that has fit more than 30,000 golfers worldwide; GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf; Club Conex, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of adjustable golf club adapter systems; Fairway Jockey, which provides golfers with the ability to buy custom clubs online; and Chirp, a free-to-play gaming app that lets golfers wager on the outcome of pro golf tournaments, rounds, and shots.