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Looking for **** Slick Minimal Irons

GlowbalGlowbal Members Posts: 9 ✭✭
Looking to purchase new irons. None of the major brands have what I want

Looking for blades or progressive, I would like black heads if possible.

My ideal irons were from a company called Scratch Golf they Made the SB 1 it had just an S on the muscle.

THATS WHATS MOST important to me it must be very clean almost zero brandings or markings. I prefer no numbers on the clubs either just lofts if possible.

I would get Scratch SB1 but they re non conforming and I want a new set. Budget F it you only live once, no seriously say 5K

I don't care at all about name brands. I would kill for a set brand new old snake eyes blades the ones with the eyes only.

About the slickest I have see so far are the Datang Dragons but know nothing about but look cool.

Any ideas?

Comments

  • HonmanHonman Advanced Members Posts: 1,035 ✭✭
    Vega should offer what you want.younmight need to contact them as it they aren't currently offering black on their website, yet I'm sure they will have them.
    Driver: TaylorMade M5 9 Mitsubishi Tensei White Pro 60S
    Fairway Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Mitsubishi C6 70S
    Hybrid: Ping G41019 & 22 Alta CB 7S
    Irons: Ping i500 KBS Tour V 100R
    Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth AWT 50, 56, 60
    Putter: TBC
    Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
  • GlowbalGlowbal Members Posts: 9 ✭✭
    Yes they are nice but that star on VM-01 I don't know about that, that just seems to Korean Girl Golfer to me.

    Keep em coming
  • JwagsJwags Advanced Members Posts: 96 ✭✭
    edited March 15
    tour spec offers japanese blade blanks that come 30 grams over weight so you grind them to the shape and weight you want. Plus they come with no markings and are raw so you could get them DLC coated black. Should be what your after.





    https://www.tourspecgolf.com/kyoei-forged-kcm-raw-irons-4-pw-7pcs.html





    they also have wedges
    TM M2(2016) GD Tour ADDI 7X
    Ping G30 3 wood Veylux Rome X-flex
    Titleist 818H2 20* GD Tour ADDI 95S
    Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW TT DG TI X100
    Titleist TI Raw SM6 Vokey 50/54/58 TI DG S400
    Lajosi LP7
  • Fried SliceFried Slice Golf Hack Extraordinaire Advanced Members Posts: 146 ✭✭
    National Custom Works are Scratch. Same grinders and owners I believe. I'm sure they can hook you up.



    http://www.nationalcustomworks.com
    Cobra F8+ 9.5* Hzrdus Red 62
    Cobra LTD 14* Fujikura Pro 85
    Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5* Matix Red Tie 65Q4
    Ping G410 22* Alta CB 70 Red
    Ben Hogan Fort Worth 15 24*-44* KBS Tour V
    Ben Hogan TK Wedge 48*, 52*, 56* KBS Tour V
    Evnroll 5 Hatchback
  • HaberHaber Advanced Members Posts: 104 ✭✭
    Contact national custom works and get a set made by Don White. Many guys here have had custom sets done and they are stunning.
  • No Catchy NicknameNo Catchy Nickname Advanced Members Posts: 4,969 ✭✭
    Yep, National Custom Works.



    Mizuno custom order (Yoro) also might be able to meet your requirements, but I'm not sure if it's available in your location. You could get a custom set of MP5s (or combo set) in black with minimal stampings and paintfill.
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2" or something a bit older....MP-4s, Mac Muirfield 20ths, Mac Muirfields, Mizuno MS-11s, MS-1s, RAM Tour Grinds, Tourstage 2005 CBs, Honma PP737s, Mac R-58s, Dunlop Maxfli TM-92 Australian Blades, Wilson FG-J8s (FG-17s)...uh, I've missed a few
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind or whatever else I fancy for the day
    In the 60* slot: Usually a Titlesit Vokey 260 60*
    Putter: Testing some old Mizuno 8802 clone
  • GlowbalGlowbal Members Posts: 9 ✭✭
    WOW I did not know about tour spec golf thanks,
  • Juiceboxguy42Juiceboxguy42 Members Posts: 50 ✭✭
    They have a matching blank wedge set as well on tour spec. They’re pretty incredible.
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Advanced Members Posts: 2,957 ✭✭
    Kyoei MB
    Callaway GBB Epic Forged 9.5° Diamana BF60S
    TM M2 DF 16.5° Diamana W 80X
    Honma TW737 FWc 21° Vizard Type Z 70S
    TaylorMade RSI UDI 3 Mitsu Tensei Pro White 90TX
    Bridgestone J15 CB RAW 4-PW Nippon Modus 120S
    Callaway MackDaddy2 PM-Grind 53°/60° KBS Tour-V
    Odyssey Versa Works 1W Arm-Lock
  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Advanced Members Posts: 532 ✭✭
    edited March 15
    When I was looking for irons without any logo, Geotech blades only had the numbers on them...completely blank.
    COBRA BIO CELL+ (9.5*)-MATRIX 8Q3 STIFF
    TITLEIST 585H (21*)-TTDG S300
    COBRA FLY Z PRO (5-PW)-TTDG S300
    TAYLOR MADE TP Z (56*)-TTDG S300
    BETTINARDI BABY BEN -33"
  • kmay__kmay__ Advanced Members Posts: 198 ✭✭
    Another for National Custom works, incredible products, and from what i see watching there IG everyday, they will make them to your exact requests, any stamping you want (or dont) any shape muscle you want, sole grinds you want, seems like everything can be customized starting from forged blanks. True craftsmen.
    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
    PING G30 4 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker Members Posts: 15 ✭✭
    I hope to be in the market for a custom set of irons some day and when I am, I will head straight to National Custom Works. Their stuff looks so incredible and the customization seems pretty much endless.
  • andrieddleandrieddle Advanced Members Posts: 1,793 ✭✭
    Kyoei MB is clean but they have numbers not lofts
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Cobra Fly Z+ (11)
    Cobra Bio Cell 4W (16)
    TaylorMade R15 4H (21)
    FourteeN TC 606 (5-P/A)

    Bridgestone J15 (50)
    Callaway MD2 (56/60)
    Odyssey EXO 7S
    [/font]
  • mallratmallrat Advanced Members Posts: 2,853 ✭✭


    Kyoei MB




    I was going to say this or National Custom Works
  • ivygynoncivygynonc Members Posts: 20 ✭✭
    I have a set of Kyoei MB's black. They are nicer than my BBs as far as feel and looks. Look great at set up. Can't go wrong with these. And they are on the low end as far as costs for JDM blades, at least they were when I bought mine.
  • ivygynoncivygynonc Members Posts: 20 ✭✭
    The only thing I do not particularly care for though is how the numbers look on the bottom. It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the 5 6 and 9 irons quickly. Mine are red paint fill so that may be a little of the issue too. Especially bothersome b/t the 5&6 as they look similar at address as far as loft. But they are super soft and may well be the best feeling iron I have ever hit.
  • IvyguyIvyguy Advanced Members Posts: 1,387 ✭✭
    Man, I looked online those kyoei irons can come in raw blanks... wish I knew how to grind. Only 350!!!!
  • Mr.HighFaderMr.HighFader Advanced Members Posts: 120 ✭✭
    Ben Hogan ft worth black



    Clean design but some branding
  • MuskieCyMuskieCy Advanced Members Posts: 357 ✭✭
    Old school minimal, !!e!VmV!BmM~$(KGrHqUOKm4Ez7W1e0MtBNP4qu7hh!~~_45.JPG
  • deejaiddeejaid Advanced Members Posts: 433 ✭✭
    WITB
    Stan Thompson 1-4 woods 
    KZG Forged Cavity Back 4-GW
    Ben Hogan Special Sand Iron 
    Ping CU5 putter 
  • Juiceboxguy42Juiceboxguy42 Members Posts: 50 ✭✭
    deejaid wrote:




    Those might literally be the best looking irons I’ve ever seen. Any info on how they play?
  • Pwood28Pwood28 Advanced Members Posts: 324 ✭✭
    If you really have a $5k budget and liked Scratch golf, you have to go with National Custom Works. Not only are going to end up with a gorgeous set of blades, but I haven’t seen anybody outside of a tour van that will get you set up like Patrick Boyd will. He’s crazy thorough with the prebuild questions and will make sure the irons fit you perfect.



    The Koyei’s are good looking (outside of the font used for the sole numbers...puke), but it would be a shame to buy that set and find out that the sole grinds don’t work for you.
    WITB (short set edition)

    TM 1017 M1 440 Driver - 10.5 degree - Kuro Kage XT 75s
    TM M4 Hybrid - 18 degree - GD AD Hybrid 95g
    Scratch EZ1 - 4,6,8,PW
    Scratch Golf - 56 Degree
    Putter (Still way too many to list!)

    IG: Filmooregolf
  • deejaiddeejaid Advanced Members Posts: 433 ✭✭
    deejaid wrote:




    Those might literally be the best looking irons I’ve ever seen. Any info on how they play?




    I’ve never seen any review on them or any threads here from anyone who has purchased them.



    Pretty cool though. I’ve thought of putting myself on the signup list on their website a few times, but I wouldn’t have the scratch for those even if they called my name.



    My 1954 Hogan Precision’s are already American forged classics, and really hard to beat for a beautiful blade.
    WITB
    Stan Thompson 1-4 woods 
    KZG Forged Cavity Back 4-GW
    Ben Hogan Special Sand Iron 
    Ping CU5 putter 
  • Sfd732Sfd732 ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 96 ClubWRX
    With that budget i'd be going NCW. However, Scott SG-03's are pretty plain looking, could go black with no/black paint fill. Deals to be had if you look around/wait on the Scott's.
  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Advanced Members Posts: 3,473 ✭✭
    Glowbal wrote:


    WOW I did not know about tour spec golf thanks,




    You have a $5K budget but considering a set of snake eye irons? Give me the $5K and I will get you 2 or even 3 sets😂



    Also, tread lightly w Tour Spec. A number of us here have had less than stellar experiences with them over the years.
  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 4,123 ClubWRX
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9 Tour AD MT 6
    3W: TM M2 Tour AD MT 7
    Utility: Srixon Z U65 3/19 Tour AD DI
    Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 4-9 Tour V
    Wedges: SM7 46F, 50F, 54F, and 60K KBS Tour
    Putter: Piretti CWII
    Ball: AVX/ProV1
  • KBNYYKBNYY Advanced Members Posts: 627 ✭✭
    edited March 17
    deejaid wrote:




    My lord. Never heard of them before but wow, those are impressive aesthetically.
  • GlowbalGlowbal Members Posts: 9 ✭✭
    OKay I have never heard of P53 Myself BUT SOLD THOSE ARE THE ONES.

    WOW Look Amazing just signed up thanks guys when I get them I will post pics and reviews.
  • extrastiffextrastiff Advanced Members Posts: 855 ✭✭
    Glowbal wrote:


    OKay I have never heard of P53 Myself BUT SOLD THOSE ARE THE ONES.

    WOW Look Amazing just signed up thanks guys when I get them I will post pics and reviews.


    cant blame u
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • extrastiffextrastiff Advanced Members Posts: 855 ✭✭
    Glowbal wrote:


    OKay I have never heard of P53 Myself BUT SOLD THOSE ARE THE ONES.

    WOW Look Amazing just signed up thanks guys when I get them I will post pics and reviews.
    any info on the ordering process, followup, CS, etc apprecited. they are selling quite the experience.



    i needed this thread to take my mind off the tiger irons ill never own.
    g400 max 9* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    f8 15* | hzrdus black 75 6.5
    p790 4i | steelfiber 95x
    black utility onelength 22.5*, 26* | steelfiber 110x
    forged onelength 6i | steelfiber 110x
    p730 7i-pw | steelfiber 110x
    hi-toe 52*9, 56*8, 62*5 | steelfiber 110x
    columbus
    jumbomax tour medium grips
  • JAMH03JAMH03 Advanced Members Posts: 121 ✭✭
    Glowbal wrote:


    Looking to purchase new irons. None of the major brands have what I want

    Looking for blades or progressive, I would like black heads if possible.

    My ideal irons were from a company called Scratch Golf they Made the SB 1 it had just an S on the muscle.

    THATS WHATS MOST important to me it must be very clean almost zero brandings or markings. I prefer no numbers on the clubs either just lofts if possible.

    I would get Scratch SB1 but they re non conforming and I want a new set. Budget F it you only live once, no seriously say 5K

    I don't care at all about name brands. I would kill for a set brand new old snake eyes blades the ones with the eyes only.

    About the slickest I have see so far are the Datang Dragons but know nothing about but look cool.

    Any ideas?
    Somebody find Fairway Fred btw is it possible to "tag" people here?
    [size=4 ]Comparisons are odious.
  • JAMH03JAMH03 Advanced Members Posts: 121 ✭✭
    Glowbal wrote:


    Looking to purchase new irons. None of the major brands have what I want

    Looking for blades or progressive, I would like black heads if possible.

    My ideal irons were from a company called Scratch Golf they Made the SB 1 it had just an S on the muscle.

    THATS WHATS MOST important to me it must be very clean almost zero brandings or markings. I prefer no numbers on the clubs either just lofts if possible.

    I would get Scratch SB1 but they re non conforming and I want a new set. Budget F it you only live once, no seriously say 5K

    I don't care at all about name brands. I would kill for a set brand new old snake eyes blades the ones with the eyes only.

    About the slickest I have see so far are the Datang Dragons but know nothing about but look cool.

    Any ideas?




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    These ^ ^ ^ ^ are the 1st ones that popped into my mind.



    Get these remove the white paint or not and you're there.



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    kyoei-forged-raw-irons_1_.jpg





    2018-New-golf-irons-datang-dragon-skull-forged-set-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.jpg







    I agree with you the Datang Dragons are stunning but who knows how the finish is going to hold up?



    Since you KNOW you want black that seems to lead us to at least trying to figure out which black finishes hold up best and you might be happy with refinishing?



    A good friend of mine is always pushing me towards gun painting kits and I think I can see why now. You get your choice of finishes, they're designed to be renewed by the owner AND their designed to go on metal.



    If I was looking for my "forever" set of irons... or just the baddest irons I could get my hands on. Then I would have to start with Muira and or Don White.



    Again I think we need Fairway Fred as I think he designed the scratch irons you loved so much and Don White if you don't know man... I can't help you.



    (National custom's team I think?)



    But for 5k you could probs make a nice trip out to to the Miura factories Provence ala Eric Anders...



    Cont:
    [size=4 ]Comparisons are odious.
  • JAMH03JAMH03 Advanced Members Posts: 121 ✭✭
    edited March 18
    I think for a project like this... You'd have to consider Slicksticks as well as the other usual suspects.



    https://www.instagra......<br /><br /> For me I've seen enough.



    Kyokei (sp)



    Off/On



    Epon



    I really like the TK FW-15's from Terry Kohler can't see myself doing black though



    I like the 2 piece Titiliest from a few years back.



    Saw some unstamped Mizzy 18's CRAY!!!!



    Muira



    MP11's like my friend plays



    Zodia



    Yuuri(sp?)



    TBH the Ping Blue prints would look incredible too w/o the printing or if it were minimized



    But copying these pics is starting to take too long so now just the links I promise some eye candy and inspiration



    #1 #2 I mean so much of this is just how it's done more so than what it is...#3 #4



    Personally,



    I think I can whittle it down some if I were picking... But I'm not the market for these clubs as I problem considering dropping my 5iron for yet another hybrid! bahahhaha





    pdg.jpg



    KyoeiMB2.jpg





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    bridgestone-j15-muscle-back-iron-set-2.jpg
    [size=4 ]Comparisons are odious.
  • shredNECTARshredNECTAR Members Posts: 94 ✭✭
    Mizuno sc18. Very blade like soft feet forged with a little more help then mb. 
  • StrokerAceStrokerAce Supreme Commander Advanced Members Posts: 302 ✭✭
    check out the Lynx Prowler VT ... 

    cobra-small.jpg King F7+ Elements Chrome 6F4
    cobra-small.jpg King F7+ 4w Fujikara 65s
    titelist-small.jpg 816 H1 21* hyb Diamana red 60s
    TEE CB Pro H 24* DI UST Mamiya Recoil 670s
    wilson-small.jpg FG Tour F5 5-G KBS Tour 90
    ping-small.jpg Glide 2 54/58* TT XP95
    cleveland-small.jpg Huntington Beach Collection #6
  • nandersennandersen ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 71 ClubWRX
    @Glowbal
    Please start a thread with the P53 iron information! Holy cow!
    (16 clubs in bag, 2 left in car)
    1W: Titleist 913 D3 (9.5)- Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2 X-Flex
    3W: Taylormade M2 Tour (15) - Fujikura Pro 73 X-Flex
    4W: Titleist 913 F2 (16.5)- Fujikura Pro 73 X-Flex
    3i: Ping i500 Retro-spec - TT DG X100 +0.75"
    3-PW: Miura Baby Blades - TT Prototype Monaco X100 +0.75"
    50/08: SM5 Vokey
    54/10: SM5 Vokey
    60/08: SM5 Vokey
    2014 Futura x5


    Taconic Golf Club


    (assorted alternates...)
    EVNROLL ER5
    Odyssey O-Works #7
    Ping i500 3-PW DG X100
    Miura Raw Forged Wedges (51, 54, 55, 60)
    Scratch Wedges
    Callaway BB - HZRDUS Yellow X-Flex
  • Janice_rossiJanice_rossi NYAdvanced Members Posts: 87 ✭✭
    Those Lynx look awful
  • theothertwotheothertwo Advanced Members Posts: 2,462 ✭✭
    Srixon Z 565 9.5* Driver
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4 Wood
    Callaway Rogue 21* 4 Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW
    Miura 2018 Tour Wedges 52* and 58*
    Wilson Milled 8802 Putter
  • spartan6910spartan6910 Go Green, Go White! San DiegoAdvanced Members Posts: 365 ✭✭
    Jwags said:
    tour spec offers japanese blade blanks that come 30 grams over weight so you grind them to the shape and weight you want. Plus they come with no markings and are raw so you could get them DLC coated black. Should be what your after.





    https://www.tourspecgolf.com/kyoei-forged-kcm-raw-irons-4-pw-7pcs.html





    they also have wedges
    This is amazing. Honest question, though. If you don't have the knowhow to do it yourself, where would one send these to be grinded/polished/finished? And how much might that process cost? That price for the blanks is really enticing.
    TaylorMade 2016 M1 460 8.5* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TX
    Cobra King LTD 13* - Aldila Rogue X
    TaylorMade SLDR 2h 19* - Fujikura Pro 83h X
    Mizuno T-Zoid Comp-EZ 2i - S300
    Callaway Apex CF16 5-P - stock steel XP95
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 51*

    Callaway Mack Daddy 3 58*
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 64* (only sometimes)
    Bettinardi Queen B #8
    TaylorMade TP5

    Born in the USA, Made in Detroit, Grinding in San Diego
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