|Model: Miura KM-007
Description: The Miura KM-007 putter is the fourth in the KM line of putters. The KM stands for Katsuhiro Miura, the company’s founder and chief designer. The putter begins as all Miura putters do: with a billet of the finest quality low-carbon steel. Once forged into the proper raw shape, the KM-007 mallet is CNC (computer-numeric controlled) milled into an elegant mallet shape designed to please the eye of players looking for some heft behind the ball.
“Mr. Miura was looking at our putters, and felt we needed to take care of mallet players too,” said Adam Barr, president of Miura. “He came up with this design as a way to fit their eye while offering a soft, authoritative feel in a non-glare, milled finish. Miura-san understands that putting is very personal, and that a handsome look is as important as a solid feel. He didn’t release this design until he was sure he had met both high standards.”
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Review: We will preface this review with the admission that heel-shafted mallet style putters are among our staff’s personal favorites, so we were excited to get the opportunity to review the Miura KM-007 putter. We have been partial to the Miura brand for several years with two of our staff members playing Miura irons. The irons are traditional in design and the feel is legendary. While Miura is mostly known for their forged irons, over the last couple of years they have expanded their product offerings with new designs that have nicely complimented their irons in both looks and performance. The KM-007 putter is no exception to this with its classic head shape and clean lines. The putter is part of the Series 1957 by Miura “Commitment to Tradition” limited edition offering. The rich nickel/chrome finish, single white site line, and minimal stampings continued the Miura tradition of understated elegance. The KM-007 features 4 degrees loft and is available in multiple lengths. The sole featured the putter’s only stamping, a classy Series 1957 by Miura logo and the KM-007 model name. From a performance perspective the KM-007 continued to impress with its solid feel and easy alignment. The cavity and contrasting white site line and darker non-glare finish made alignment straightforward. The design provided ample feedback on off-center strikes while near-center and center strikes were rewarded with the solid and pure feel we have come to know with the Miura irons. We also liked the responsiveness of the putter on both short and long putts. It was very consistent in its roll and took little time to adjust and get dialed in once we got it on the course. The grip is produced by Lamkin (3GEN model) and etched with the Miura Logo and name. The KM-007 will definitely appeal to those golfers who prefer a heel shafted design. It will also appeal to those golfers looking for something unique in a clean, traditional design with minimal stampings combined with solid feel and consistent performance.
Additional information on the KM-007 putter as well as the rest of Miura’s fine line of golf equipment can be found on their website at www.miuragolf.com.
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