If you go the the Odyssey website for Japan, it clearly states that the putter is made in China. if it was forged in Japan at one of their forging houses, it would state that. Being made of carbon steel doesn't mean anything. There are about 1 million different types of carbon steel.the Protypes available here are carbon steel as well. I have owned all types of putters, including Guage Desing, Cameron, and Piretti. This putter is terms of machining doesn't hold a candle to the custom putters. This putter is no different than their Black Series or Protypes. No special machining here, just a run of the mill putter. They will probably release these in the states and they will be on sale fro 199.00 a year after they come out. IMO, this is not the quality that it should be for the cost. They are sellling these putters for 500.00. For that price they should be made in Japan. I do have to say it is a decent OTR putter. And I stand corrected, it is an Asian Country release including Korea.
Edited by chrislca, 20 November 2012 - 07:38 PM.