Throwing stars or ninja stars is the name given in the West for those sharp flat star-like objects we often see ninjas throw in martial arts movies. The original name for these in Japan is shuriken and roughly translated means “sword hidden in the hand”.
While in the movies we usually see similar kinds of stars being thrown, there are basically two distinct kinds of shuriken that were developed.
Shuriken are versatile tools aside from throwing, they can be hand-held and used to slash or stab. They can also be placed in the ground for unsuspecting targets to step on and get hurt. Poison could also be applied on them.
While this weapon may be shrouded in mystery, for the responsible buyer, be clear and check if this equipment is legal in your place before buying one.