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PING G25 Forged Steel "Made in Japan" vs "Made Elsewhere"

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Hello

I just bought the G25 iron set - forged steel made in Japan.

My expectation was that iron sets are cheaper than graphite, my iron set was well expensive though.

Where I live only the "made in Japan" version is available and it comes with a high price.

The extra cost holds a promise that the Japanese forged irons have better quality and finish.

Well, I had no other choice...

Are they made in a legendary and historic Japanese Samurai steel forging temple by Hattori Hanzo, or what?

I guess the clubs available in the US are made in USA and other regions' are made in Taiwan, China etc?

Thanks,

Nave

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This is news to me as I was under the impression that all Ping heads were made in China these days. With the exception of prototypes which are still manufactured in Dolphin. Any links to more info.?
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Maybe its a head/shaft thing they got confused.

However in the pro shop I bought them they promote the whole club set (incl. head) as "Made in Japan Pro Set".

The irons' shaft is N.S.PRO 950GH R JAPAN. The head obviously has no "made in" written on it.

It's not much help but here is a another shops' site:

http://www.avesports.com/shop/show.html?code=20130219-4

The clubs were just released on Monday here, so not much further info available yet.

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Nippon shafts are made in Japan. What's the 2nd shaft? The G25 head is a CAST head made in china. The only forged Ping head (in the last 40 yrs) are the Anser irons. They may have been assembled in Japan.
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