Throwing stars or "shuriken" as they are known in Japan. A shuriken is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing. Contrary to common misconception these weapons were not designed to stick into skin. They were designed to have blades coated in poison and would be thrown to nick and cut, allowing the poison to enter the bloodstream. They are sharpened hand-held blades made from a variety of everyday items, such as needles, nails and knives, as well as coins, washers, and other flat plates of metal. Shuriken is the name given to any small-bladed object, while shaken is traditionally used to indicate the well-known "throwing star".
The Aeroblade Two Piece Four Point Throwing Stars are constructed of durable 440 stainless steel. The blades of the throwing star measure one inch. This style of throwing star is the more common design of the ancient ninja of Japan. This is due to the straight pointed blades. The center of the throwing star is engraved with with Japanese kanji. The overall diameter of the throwing star is four inches. This is a well balanced throwing star that will give you hours of outdoor enjoyment. The throwing star comes with nylon carrying case with belt loop.