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DescriptionThese authentic steel Professional Titanium 4" Full Size Throwing Stars (shurikens) are an ancient weapon of choice used to inflict damage and injury from a distance. Accurately throwing these shurikens were a hallmark of the Japanese Ninja. These Professional Titanium 4" Full Size Throwing Stars are fun to practice with and sharpen to your ninja skills. The Professional Titanium 4" Full Size Throwing Star is razor sharp and coated with 440 stainless steel, resists blade damage due to its high HRC rating, and includes a ballistic belt holster.
A shuriken (Japanese 手裏剣; literally: "sword hidden in the hand") is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing. 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 are commonly known in the West as "fighting stars", though they took many different shapes and designs during the time they were used. The major varieties of shuriken are the bō shuriken (棒手裏剣, stick shuriken) and the hira shuriken (平手裏剣, flat shuriken) or shaken (車剣, also read as kurumaken, wheel shuriken).
Shuriken were mainly a supplemental weapon to the more commonly used katana (sword) or yari (spear) in a warrior's arsenal, though they often played a pivotal tactical role in battle. The art of wielding the shuriken is known as shurikenjutsu, and was mainly taught as a minor part of the martial arts curriculum of many famous schools, such as Yagyū Shinkage-ryū, Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū, Ittō-ryū, Kukishin-ryū and Togakure-ryū.
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Professional Titanium 4" Full Size Throwing Star