What we say...
Hand crafted in Japan by some of the finest craftsmen say Yonex. The N1-MB’s have a graphite insert in the back of the head to ensure unwanted vibrations are filtered, improving feel and making the N1-MB more forgiving than it looks.
You won’t find many traditional blades that talk about new tech, because the two aren’t usually easy bedfellows. But somehow Yonex’s japanese craftsmen have hit on something by incorporating a new graphite insert behind the MB’s hitting surface. Chris Ryan reckoned even though the MB was a full on blade design with a wafer thin top edge and slender sole it produced one of the best feels from any better player iron on test. Which considering the competition is a heck of a statement. It would be completely unfair of us to read too much into our data as the MB’s seven iron loft was almost a club weaker than some, but if you absolutely have to have a set of blades in your bag and you’re particularly swayed by Japanese craftsmanship then these are fantastic.
The amount of golfers that realistically need a full on set of blades in the UK is tiny. Of those few the amount who’ll happily spend nearly £1400 on a set is even smaller. Which means no matter how nice the MB’s are, they’re aimed at a very small niche of golfers. If that’s you, go ahead fill your boots, you won’t be disappointed.