Simply put these are absolutely great irons from PING. Not too firm not too soft, and plenty forgiving /workable therefore fitting many types of players in my opinion. I got my usual expected distance out of each club, and the ones I purchased were hooked up with NIPPON 105 stiff flex shafts, my favorites. All around an excellent product.
A forged Ping iron? Yes! They put in the work and delivered a gem. Amazing look and performance you would expect in an iron from Ping.