First of all i am ready for my yearly trip home from Thailand and buying all of the golf stuff i cant find over here. I was set to get the DBM irons until i saw the MMB with the DBM finish. I am not a consistent iron striker but i can usually slop it around in the low 80’s around here on a normal day. I have some George Spirit forged irons as well as some Bridgestone j40’s. Time to try a Maltby set and really on the fence of what to choose. I want to place my order in the next few days so i will have a set to use when i am home. I love the look of both irons and the dark finish on both. I like a longer head and a thin width as both seem to fit in this category for me. Any advice will be helpful for my decision. I appreciate it!
Both heads are excellent. The specs of each are virtually identical to their satin/chrome finish counterparts, the TE Forged and the MMB-17. The DBM finish not only looks great, but it is much more durable, keeping the grooves from wearing down as quickly. One difference that may affect your decision is the center of gravity on each model. The DBM is .675, the MMB Black is .741. If you’re looking to get a slightly higher launch, perhaps the DBM would be better. If you need to flight it down a little, the higher CG MMB Black may be the choice. You will not be disappointed with either choice. Both are better than anything else out there! Hope this helps! Michael