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Throwing stars are also known as hira shuriken, Japanese for “hidden hand blade.” Shuriken is commonly known in the West as Chinese stars (despite their Japanese origins). They are also called ninja throwing stars.
Japanese traditional throwing stars have been associated with ninja weapon collection and martial arts for centuries. These weapons come in the form of a star with projecting blades or points. The throwing stars were considered a secondary weapon to the historical swords. However, they can become very effective as a nonlethal self-defense weapon. Practicing with a throwing star increases accuracy and effectiveness.
These weapons date back to the samurai of the seventh century A.D. Interestingly enough; the weapons were not always fashioned as stars. They could be made in any shape the user was comfortable throwing. The throwing weapon only had to be small enough to hold comfortably in hand and aerodynamic enough to find its target. Ninja stars were commonly used in close combat to slow down attackers or as a distraction.
The key to the throwing star’s effectiveness is its blade’s sharpness. Throwing stars are intended to be aimed at exposed parts of the body like the face and neck. A sharp blade can inflict quite a severe laceration even without embedding itself in the flesh of an attacker. As such, the user doesn’t have to be perfect with his or her throw. However, close enough is often considered better to wound an attacker and send him fleeing.
The blade enthusiast community satiates their passion for accurate aiming by practicing throwing star sets. Made of stainless steel, these are both ornamental and functional must-have for your concealed weapon collection. The material used is resistant to corrosion, durable, and long-lasting. Each ninja star has four sharpened points that firmly stick to your target and stay put. A throwing star is excellent for beginners who want to sharpen their aiming skills.
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