Like the MP-4, and the MP-69 before that, the MP-5 is a true player’s blade, and so because of its very nature, we shouldn’t expect a robust technology story. With the MP-5 you’re not getting face slots or thermoplastic elastomer filling. Don’t expect 13 more yards either.
What you are getting is 1025E mild carbon steel, Mizuno’s Grain Flow Forging process, Harmonic Impact Technology (H.I.T.) for outstanding feel, and one hell of a pretty iron…albeit one that most of us don’t have enough game to justify.
While my personal philosophy is that we should all play the most forgiving irons we can stand to look at, the MP-5 offers the kind of beautiful design that makes me reconsider everything.