1985/86 , even up to 88, there seems to be no definitive agreed upon year of release, none i can guarantee, my contacts here all say the same "about 86 ish " so , here you go, my full set at the range
tour forged model re shafted with NS DP X.
original DG400r with Pins and hosel furling , u can see the shaft hole.
master said they were abugger of a thing to reshaft but agreed to bec, ( doing so was VERY expensive ! ) and they are in easily the best cond. he had seen a current set.
i had to keep the 3i with original shaft .
yea , so i played them sat. and there really is no loss of THAT forged feel with these over EVERY other set i have, il notice they are a bit thinner when u dont center them but middled shots are like your fist sip of an Asahai super dry post game in August , AND the new shaft compliments these superbly, gives then a higher flightier arc, ball lands on a penny zips about willy nilly
low COG, 31 @ 23*- 49pw
very workable to draw shots , but found they were a bit tougher to cut, my opinion is they prefer to be hit straight or with a slight draw more than be arced and use flight control for movement. that 4.8 face progression is noticeable in the short irons and hooking a pw or 9 watching it rip grass to pieces IS SO much fun
i flushed a 6i on the 17th , 174y on the par3 to a tap in on sat . i almost ran onto the green singing it felt that good.
i definitely notice they are a thinner feel than full, u know immediately where u have hit the ball on every shot. even slightly miss hits near center tell u the story
but don't necessarily kill the shot.
frames the ball well with a longer thinner blade .
thin sole very thin top line.
very straight at address.
if u can find em, grab em , .they will bring a.smile. proper, these were forged by ENDO in japan , not thailand.
make s no odds but nice.to have a set 100% locally.
i dont play them that often, certianly not as oft as i wud like , but when i do im reminded of how good a soft forged iron really is, ..........
regarldess of age~