I'm still trying to figure out which iron they make that "stays true to the forged blade market". Since the MP-33 they'd stayed true to what exactly? Don't get me wrong, I love my Mizunos, but compared to an MP-11, I see nothing in their current lineup that looks like a true blade.
Nobody makes their irons in the U.S. anymore, I don't know that Mizuno ever has.
I'm surprised PING is not mentioned, and the only option I can check is 'Other'. So 'Other' and specifically 'PING' would be my choice. Mainly because they have contributed so much to golf and they are probably the most copied company out there.
- First to really bring CB and game improvement clubs to the market. (Not to argue someone might have come out with it first, but PING really introduced it to the masses.)
- Fitting for players of all shapes and sizes. The ping color code was one of the first to really make custom lie angles available to the masses.
- The blade 'anser' style putter. Now that the pattent has expired there are nothing but copies out there. Even though so many modifications can be made to make that style putter something different and newer. (I.E. Scotty Cameron with the customized weights and milling process, TaylorMade with the white ghost series, Nike with the method putter and poly face... at the end of the day they are all based on a perimeter weighted design orginally thought up and brought to market by Karsten Solheim.
That's why I play ping and will continue to do so. I like Mizuno as a close second because the Mfr. in the USA in my home state and they stay true to the forged blade market. More than anything I like to see companies find, support and drive a cause they believe makes the golf world better.