The Callaway Razr X Forged iron contains all the earmarks of a classic forged iron, including thin top line, narrow sole and short blade length.
In addition, it has a high, squared-off toe and sharp leading edge. Add to this a cavity-back design for playability.
Created by Callaway chief designer Roger Cleveland. MSRP is $899.99 (eight irons, steel shafts); stock shaft is Project X Flighted Rifle.
Forged irons have made a dramatic comeback. Only a few years ago, most irons were made of investment-cast stainless steel. Now we see forged irons, made of soft carbon steel, in the club lineup of every major club manufacturer.
In general, these irons appeal to low-handicap players, although some companies are making a pitch to golfers of average ability who probably are planning on improvement.