VINTAGE SHURIKEN THROWING STARÂ - BLACK STEEL
EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND VINTAGE 3.25" SHURIKEN JAPANESE THROWING STAR IN BLACK STEEL WITH ENGRAVED EMBLEMS
THIS SHURIKEN IS AT LEAST 40 YEARS OLD.
THIS IS NOT A TOY!
Note: This is note a toy you must be 18 years or older to order.
A shuriken (Japanese æ‰‹è£å‰£; 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 "throwing stars", "ninja stars" or (inaccurately) "Chinese stars", though they took many different shapes and designs during the time they were used. The major varieties of shuriken are the bU shuriken (æ£’æ‰‹è£å‰£, stick shuriken) and the hira shuriken (å¹³æ‰‹è£å‰£, flat shuriken) or shaken (è»Šå‰£, 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 YagyÅ« Shinkage-ryÅ«, Tenshin ShUden Katori ShintU-ryÅ«, IttU-ryÅ«, Kukishin-ryÅ« and Togakure-ryÅ«.