Cobra King Black Wedge Review

Cobra King Black Wedge Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 5 min

The Cobra King Black wedge was introduced in early 2018 and met with critical acclaim by golfers of all skill levels looking for the very best in craftsmanship and materials. While many brands tout the latest and greatest in design and technology, Cobra knows one thing—they have the design that works. 


The Cobra King Black is no exception as it has received a Gold Rating in Golf Digest’s 2018 Hot List. With plenty of loft, bounce and grind options, the Cobra King Black is perfect for any player looking for greater control and precision with their  wedge  game

Key Features

The Cobra King Black wedge features a Diamondized Black Metal (DBM) Finish that is one of the most durable finishes ever made. 

The face on the Cobra King Black wedge is one of the thickest on the market and therefore provides enhanced feel on both full and short shots for greater control. 

Progressive Spin Technology provides optimal spin and trajectory control from all different yardages.

Design and Technology

The Cobra King Black wedge is designed for players looking for consistency, control and durability. While the basic design of the King Black wedge mirrors that of previous models, it’s new and enhanced finish materials and face design take its performance to the next level.

For players that prefer a black gunmetal finish, but are disappointed with how quickly the finish wears off, the Cobra King Black’s Diamondized Black Metal Finish is nothing short of amazing. Made of 8620 carbon steel, this finish may be the most durable black or gunmetal finish ever made.


 Instead of simply plating the finish of the  wedge  onto already existing metal (which leads to faster wear), the BDM is literally permeated into the steel creating a bond that not only looks great but stands the test of time.

While many manufacturers have touted thinner faces for increased distance, trajectory, and overall performance, Cobra has done the opposite. The Cobra King Black wedge features the thickest face of any wedge on the market. Though previous Cobra wedges have featured thicker faces for increased feel, the King Black has moved the thickest part of the face slightly higher on the face to reduce vibration on mishits and provide greater feedback on solid shots.


Additionally, the Progressive Spin Technology in the King Black wedge allows players to optimize spin and trajectory from all yardages for greater consistency and control. On wedges with stronger lofts of 50, 52, and 54 degrees, Cobra’s patented CNC milled grooves are slightly narrower and shallower to optimize consistency in ball flight and distance control on full shots from the fairway. Higher lofted wedges of 56, 58, and 60 degrees feature wider and deeper grooves that allow players to increase spin and control on short shots around the green.


PROS

  • Diamondized Black Metal Finish is one of the most durable finishes on the market and does not wear off quickly
  • Progressive Spin Technology CNC Milled grooves provide consistent ball flight, spin, and distance control
  • The King Black’s thick face reduces vibration on mishits while also providing optimal feel and control on solid shots

CONS

  • Diamondized Black Metal Finish is one of the most durable finishes on the market and does not wear off quickly
  • Progressive Spin Technology CNC Milled grooves provide consistent ball flight, spin, and distance control
  • The King Black’s thick face reduces vibration on mishits while also providing optimal feel and control on solid shots

Our Experience

The Cobra KING Black Wedge provides a positive user experience, especially for golfers who prefer more bounce on their wedges. The higher bounce angle helped prevent the club from digging into soft turf during testing, which was beneficial for the reviewer who tends to get steep with wedge shots. This grind allowed the wedge to bottom out properly when hitting high pitch shots, giving that desired "thump" feeling. Players who rely on the bounce of their wedges will appreciate this performance characteristic.


The Cobra KING Black Wedge is also available with multiple KBS shaft options, including the KBS Hi Rev 2.0, KBS Wedge, and KBS 610 Wedge. This allows golfers to choose a shaft that matches their preferred weight and flex profile. The reviewer noted that the stock KBS Hi Rev 2.0 shaft, which has a 125-gram weight in stiff flex, paired well with the soft wedge head.


Overall, the Cobra KING Black Wedge provided a positive user experience during testing, particularly for golfers who prefer higher bounce on their wedges and want customizable shaft options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Ideal Loft for High Handicappers When Using the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge?

For high handicappers, the ideal loft for wedge selection is around 56-58 degrees. This loft provides a good balance of distance control and spin rates, especially when considering wedge fitting for optimal performance.

Can You Explain the Technology Behind the Metal Injection Molded (Mim) Head Construction of the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge?

I’ve always wondered about MIM technology and its impact on wedge performance. Well, MIM construction allows for precise shaping, thickness control, and enhanced spin control. This results in exceptional feel and performance on the course.

What Kind of Feedback Do Users Typically Have Regarding the Feel and Sound of the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge?

User experiences of the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge often commend its exceptional feel and sound. The precision shaping and MIM Technology deliver a satisfying feedback that enhances performance and inspires confidence in every shot.

What Materials Are Used in the Construction of the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge?

The construction materials used in the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge include Metal Injection Molded (MIM) 304 SS construction. This technology delivers exceptional feel and performance benefits due to precision shaping and thickness controls.

Can You Provide a Summary of the Pros and Cons of the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge Based on User Experiences and Reviews?

Based on user experiences and reviews, the Cobra Golf King Mim Black Wedge has exceptional feel and precision. Pros include MIM Technology and classic grind, but some mention the ideal loft for high handicappers.

Conclusion

The Cobra King Black wedge is by far one of the best wedges available on the market. With a Black Diamondized Metal Finish, thicker face, Progressive Spin Technology, and CNC Milled grooves, the Cobra King Black wedge allows players to improve their control, precision, and consistency regardless of the lie.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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