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I see pictures of custom blades and muscleback irons over decades with muscle shape varying in shape. Lately though, most modern blades have gravitated towards a similar shape.

I'm wondering to anyone who knows, other than pure aesthetics, what are the functional purposes of these blade shapes?

Are they all mostly the same and the ones we see often are just the shapes that are the easiest or cheapest to produce?

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My opinion is that now with New computer generation, manufacturers are finding ways to change the shape of the muscle more than before. They are trying to get the center of gravity closer to the center of the club face more than they could in the past for more forgiveness.

Look at the new Srixon blade for example.

Srixon Z585, 10.5*
TaylorMade SIM Max 5 wood 18*

Titleist TS2 21* hybrid
Cobra DWS 23*, Nippon 950GH
Callaway X-14 5-PW

Vokey SM7 52F
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