actually this thing would a real nasty surprise weapon, far more lethal than a shuriken, but also larger & therefore harder to conceal. shurkens are only used for distractions anyway. they where mostly to help ninjas make a getaway if the got busted during a mission. they'd throw the things mostly at limbs & major joints to disable (not to kill, although we all know what the price of failure was in japan, chop!), persuers. this little bugger is so elegant you coulde easily conceal it as a piece of decoration on armour or a fancy outfit. just imagine if this bastard was poisoned too!