When I got a set of these off ebay two years ago for about $150 I was about a 12 hdcp. Now I'm a 3 hdcp. This is the perfect set for a mid to low handicapper who wants to get better. You'll get feedback on mishits but won't sacrifice as much distance as a pure blade. Well-struck shots feel like butter and go a mile! IF you want to improve, get rid of your oversized shovels and pick up a set of these!
These irons from the early 2000's are one of the most finely balanced sets ever made in my opinion. Working the ball in either direction is easy yet they provide plenty of forgiveness as well. Center shots are pure feeling and the distance and distance control as good as any iron I have tried. One of my favorite all time sets. The pair perfectly with the 300 series wedges.