The Perfect Point Ninja "Shuriken of Fate" Eight Point Throwing Star is the preferred choice of the professional ninja. A shuriken 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 is the name given to any small-bladed object, while shaken is traditionally used to indicate the well-known "throwing star".
Shuriken are commonly known in the West as throwing stars or ninja stars although they were originally designed in many different shapes. The major varieties of shuriken are the bo shuriken and the hira shuriken or shaken, wheel shuriken). Shuriken were supplementary weapons to the sword or various other weapons in a samurai's arsenal, although they often had an important tactical effect in battle. The art of wielding the shuriken is known as shurikenjutsu and was taught as a minor part of the martial arts curriculum of many famous schools, such as Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, Itto-ryu, Kukishin-ryu, and Togakure-ryu.