Bought these from a member last winter on a whim, mainly because of looks, cost (the JPX921 HM PROS/Forged are more than double the $$) and they had the shaft I prefer, modus 120stiff. I use a PRGR to practice with a lot, especially noting the smash factor that I get as I warm up with my 7 iron, starting with half shots and progressing to full shots. It's not uncommon to get a smash factor of 1.40-1.43 when I'm shallowing the club properly. I'm coming from the Mizuno jpx800 pros. The Honma's are a bit smaller, and slightly less forgiving, but feedback is a lot higher. The forged heads of these feel a lot smoother than the Mizunos.
I'm definitely sticking with these from irons 6-PW, but I do believe I'm giving up some strokes in the 4 and 5 irons. For now, I'm mixing my old 4 and 5 irons from the Mizunos, but on the lookout for a good candidate to fit into this Honma set.
Anybody out there gaming these? If so, did you replace the long irons with something else?