Originally Posted by philfree
Neither won of those pukes won.
So how long are the forged heads of my MP-14s good for? I got'em new back in the 90s so there over 15 years old. A forged head never gets soft or weak? I was thinking about retooling and in my research the MP-14 is one of the most popular blades ever.
So Mr. Hamas(or anyone else), in your opinion what's the best blade on the market in 2014? To me they're all so similar that I'm beginning to think there's no real difference. I have a good connection on a Mizuno dealer so I was leaning back that way and thinking I could a decent deal on some MP-4s. So?
A forged head will never last as long as a cast one, but a lot of it depends on soil type. Someone like me, who plays on courses made of clay, can use the same irons for years and years. If you play in a sandier soil it will wear down the face and grooves faster.
Browning and bag chatter is going to happen with blades. The true measure of wear is if the face is starting to look concave. If that's happening, or if you can notice a discernible lack of depth in the grooves, it's probably time to get a new pair.
If you have a hookup with Mizuno, just stay with them. They make the softest blades this side of Miura. If you want to drop a lot of extra coin, you can look for Miuras or Miura forgings of Mizunos (which is basically what every iron Tiger has ever played actually is).
It also depends on the amount of playability you want. Ninety-nine plus percent of golfers are better with some type of cavity, even a modified cavity.
The MP4s look beautiful, but are probably a slunt when you mishit them. The 64s can probably give you 90% of the playability and more forgiveness.