Most players prefer forged heads over cast due to their feel and sound at impact as they have greater consistency in their grain structure compared to cast heads. Although due to the intensive heat and pressure during the forging process, the finest forged heads will have distortions in their microstructure. Each billet is heated up to 1200°C and hammered into shape with 1000 tons of force. This is so similar to how the Japanese samurai swords are quenched in water to obtain their strength. Air cooling from such high temperatures will also cause the grains to shrink and not reach their full potential. As such, we reheat each head again to an austenite state and annealed over 72 hours in straw ash, this extra step is how we create the dense, premium, and smooth feel we are renowned for. We are committed to delivering the highest and purest quality with our unsurpassable craftsmanship.
**This item is a custom built iron set and the listing is for the heads only. Shafts must be purchased and built with the set.**
At time of purchase, please add your desired shafts and include any build specs in your order notes.
After purchase, you will be contacted for your build specs and requested shaft (if not purchased together).
The Fujimoto Feel
Each and every head in the FT line, are re-heated once again after the forging and rested in a tempered straw ash for 72 hours.
Stage 1: Fresh Forged
The forging stress and fast cooling from the forging process cause the micro metal structure (grains) to be distorted.
Stage 2: Reheat
At our factory, we place the heated heads inside a container filled with natural straw ash. This is a traditional blacksmith technique used for generations among the Japanese blacksmiths.
Stage 3: Perfection
After a long 3-day cooling process, all the metal structure within the head is re-structured evenly, creating the premium feel.