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Maltby DBM Forged Iron Heads
The Maltby DMB irons are the next generation of our proven classic 5 step true forged iron design. The lofts have been increased by 1 degree to a achieve a more modern loft progression along with improved finish durability and CNC groove dimensions. The DBM (Diamonized Black Metal) finish is a chemically implanted finish that is 2x more wear resistant, 3x more corrosion (rusting) resistant and 3x more scratch resistant than nickel chrome finishes. In addition to the added surface protection, the DMB finish is chemically implanted so there is no finish layer thickness added to the exterior finish as with nickel chrome finishes. Because the grooves are machined into forged iron heads prior to finishing, the DBM finish actually increases the productivity of the grooves vs. chrome finishes by eliminating this outer finish layer. The DBM irons also feature precision milled micro grooves to improve the consistency of spin from all turf conditions.
- "DBM" Diamonized Black Metal finish is a chemically implanted finish that is more wear resistant, corrosion resistant and scratch resistant than any carbon steel finish currently available.
- DBM finish increases surface hardness without affecting the feel and actually enhances the adjustability aspects of the 1035 carbon steel.
- Five-step true forging process provides unparalleled quality and playability.
- 1035 Carbon Steel provides a soft, solid feel and allows for easy adjustability.
- Traditional blade profile appeals to better players and traditionalist while maintaining a high playability.
- Cavity back design concentrates weight around the perimeter and low, yielding a very forgiving “players” club.
- Blended leading and trailing edges of the sole will not snag.
- Available #3 - PW, GW
- RH only
- Recommended ferrule – 74PI
- Product Code = MA0225
Maltby DBM Forged Iron Heads is rated
Rated 5 out of
I bought this in a 7 Iron because I was looking to experiment with forged irons. I love the way they look and feel! I first tried it with a prolaunch senior flex 65g, a reshafted Ping shaft(103g), a 95g graphite but the one that worked the best for me was the Graftech 65g Reg Flex because of the mid point shaft flex and stiffer tip. The Graftech 65 doesn't hurt my wrists since I have arthritis and doesn't balloon the ball. I installed a Win-Dritac grip and trimmed the final shaft length same as my Ping Eye 2- for a final swing weight of C6. My Ping Eyes 2's were stock at C-8. I also play Mizuno 800 HD with my DBM Forged in my bag both awesome.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of
I bought these heads a couple of weeks ago and installed my favorite shafts(Project X Flighted 5.5). After a few rounds I believe I have found my gamer clubs in the DBM's. Great clubs, smooth when hit in the sweet spot and just the amount of spin I like on approach shots. I have found them easy to hit and the feed back is very telling on good strikes and bad. Any strike of the face will give good distance. The heads look much nicer in person than the photos. I would strongly recommend these to others looking for a forged cavity back iron.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of
Found a winner!!!
Got a 4-pw set through a club building friend. Was looking for something out of the norm as far as "Big Bland" brands go. Currently play a set of miura black blades with aerotech ami99 players spec shafts and love the combination of feel and control. I put the same model shafts into these maltby irons and I must say based of my first few hours of hitting at local indoor facility I am blown away at how these irons feel and the distance if gained throughout the set. Obviously a bit stronger in loft but not overly so. What has me so pumped about these heads is the very clean look at address and the full, pure feel at contact. I thought nothing would out "feel" my miura blades but these DBM irons feel softer yet very very solid while struck. I've been razzed by my playing partners about playing these but they have no idea what they are missing. Until I bet one friend to hit it and tell me it's not equal or way better than his "tailored" club brand. Not to bash the almighty gods of b
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 4 out of
I have played maltby irons for over 10 years. The MO5's and the TE's most recently. While these are very much alike compared to the TE's, there is a major difference in feel. The DBM's feel much harder. Whether this is because of the finish or some other variable, I'm not quite sure. Whowever the durability and looks of the diamondized finish are outstanding. After playing them for probably 20 rounds I am trying to dial in my distance control with these irons. Overall another quality iron with outstanding eye appeal.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 5 out of
Great forged irons with forgiveness!!
This is the first review I have ever written on irons. I am a 12 handicap that probably should play game improvement irons but I much prefer the look and feel of forged irons. I have played AP2's and Mizuno MPH5's recently, and tried these on a whim. Ball flight with Apollo Gunsmoke shafts are slightly higher than both of those models, and about a half club longer.
What blows me away about these is the forgiveness and feel. Never have I had a set of irons that are as forgiving but are forged. Can't say enough good things about them!!
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of
I have been playing the MTF the last couple seasons and really loved the way they played and especially loved the way they felt. After seeing pics of the new DBM, I decided to try the 6 iron as a demo before getting the complete set. The heads are much better looking in person than the pics. I played the 6 iron for a couple rounds and have liked it enough that I now have the 5-pw set. I've been very impressed with the micro grooves so far as they do seem to spin the ball as much as the MTF (pre rule change grooves). The DBM finish seems very durable so far as well, but it's really too early to tell for sure. I do think that the DBM sound/feel a touch clickier than the MTF - it might be the harder finish that has changed the sound a touch to make them feel a bit firmer. Regardless,they still feel great and still have the overall soft sound and feel of forged heads. So far I'm happy and impressed. Guys at my course like the looks of them as well as I've gotten a cou
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 5 out of
I previously had the TE Forged. The DMB irons are very nice. The same great feel and forgiveness, with a new dark appearance. Very high quality forged club with a much lower cost compared to OEMs.
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 5 out of
Maltby knows what he is doing. The DMB finish...the micro grooves... both ridiculously good. I have a set of TE Forged in chrome and these stepped it up two notches. I LOVE this company.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Maybe it's a weird question, where exactly is the sweet spot on this club, do you have any technical spec/drawing?
The sweetspot on the DBM irons is horizontally in the center of the clubface, measured from the center line of the hosel to the furthest point of the toe. The Vertical Center of Gravity is .675" up from the sole measured with the club setting in the playing position. You can read all the measurement for our clubs at this link on our web site.
You can find the measurement for all the other irons we have measured at this link on our web site.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Do the DBM forged iron heads have usga conforming grooves?
The grooves in the DBM forged irons are designed to be USGA conforming.
Date published: 2015-08-31
I really like the looks of this club and price for a forged set. Can I order this club pac with the graphite shaft instead of steel.
The DBM is a great looking set and performs as well as any on the market, better than most. Unfortunately, we do not have a club pack with this model combined with a graphite shaft. You can buy the components seperately, but there is no pak pricing. There are multiple options of graphite shafts to choose from and as long as the shafts are the right flex and weight for your game, the DBM irons will perform well with graphite shafts.
Date published: 2015-08-20
what shaft would recommend for the DBM forged iron, I am 82 with a 18 HC I hit a high ball, would like to have mid ball flight
Without knowing what you shaft you are currently playing, your swing speed, price point or shaft material preference (steel or graphite) it would be difficult to recommend a shaft. I would recommend that you call our customer service at 800 848-8358. They will be happy to help you select a shaft that would best fit your swing characteristics.
Date published: 2015-08-04
What are the chances of a dbm MBs ( muscle back )? All I need is 5 thru pw, the wedges are covered in your new line of black wedges. I don't want to beg but I will please please please. They WILL SELL !!!!!!
Probably not very likely at this time. The cost to manufacture a true forged muscle back blade is very very expensive. We have had the TE forged since, which is the DBM, since 2003 and have long ago paid for the tooling costs which allows us to sell them at the price we do. With tooling costs today and then add the black finish that would be a very expensive iron and hard to justify the manufacturing cost these days.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Any update on legality of the irons in USGA amateur events?
We are still in th process of getting select models of irons approved by the USGA. It will probably be several months before any of the models we send in will be evaluated.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Which Maltby heads are approved by the USGA for amateur competition? Are the DBM heads approved?
I do hope you follow through, then, on the process. I will assume the design would pass...but if the manufacture doesn't and a promising, low-scoring, buyer/player should suddenly be faced with USGA disqualification over it I fear it would kill your reputation. And the fact is (though I haven't built or played in 20 years), I still need you guys. You were never all that stylish (neither am I), but you were always solid. Moreover, you are STILL, as of tonight, IN business. Which counts for quite a lot, IMO. And your competitors mostly now aren't, at least as actual clubmakers/clubbuilders and source providers.
Date published: 2015-07-14
How exactly the universal hosel works with the .355 tapered shaft? wouldn't that be too loose? do you need to put a shim? can you give some advice on how it done properly? Thanks.
The universal hosel does not require a shim. The hosel id is .370" but the bottom of the hosel has a additional recess that is exactly .355" in diameter for securing the tip of a .355 shaft. The shaft insert depth including the recess is exactly 1.375" deep. A .355" tapered golf shaft measures .370" at 1.375" up from the tip end of the shaft. So, the .355" tapered shaft is snug at the bottom of the bore and also makes contact at the top of the hosel. The remaining area inside the hosel is simply filled with golf club epoxy to produce an extremely good fit.
Date published: 2015-05-28