I preface most every article I write about true blade irons by saying almost none of us should even consider hitting them. But when a set of blades look as good as the Srixon Z-Forged irons, that reminder is all the more important -- precisely because they are calling you to buy them like that Ferrari that's well out of your range.
Srixon created the Z-Forged irons with the best players in the world in mind. The signature feature of the shaping is a wave-shaped weight section just behind the hitting zone. It's obviously smaller as a forged blade made from 1020 carbon steel, with clean lines and classic shaping that most any golfer would love to stare at all day.
However, the Z-Forged isn't just a beautiful compact blade that can be worked with confidence by a highly-skilled player. The company has put in an updated Tour VT sole, redesigned for ideal turf interaction for any situation. Again, if you're playing blades, you should have the confidence to execute the shot you're imagining in your pre-shot routine, and that sometimes requires versatility even your players irons can't afford.
This is a show-piece iron for Srixon, no doubt. Their iron portfolio has improved dramatically in the last two generations in pretty much every category. The Z-Forged rounds out that offering just right.
The Srixon Z-Forged irons are available Feb. 1 for $142.85 for a single iron, $1000 for a seven-piece set or and $1,143 for an eight-piece set. All things considered, that's a good price.