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Vintage 1975 Throwing Star made of 4.1 oz brass
most unique design and 5 pointed stars edges ALL sharpened!

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Characters read Sil-Lum Tai Chi is an internal boxing style of martial arts. The throwing star is a very early import that was available in martial arts periodicals of the time. It was made to cash in on the tv show Kung Fu (1972-75) which featured throwing stars prominently in the opening credits.

That is why they are commonly called Chinese stars rather than the Japanese name typically associated with them "shuriken." Although these were made to somewhat resemble the throwing stars from the TV show they are of much lower quality than the ones seen in the series.

Ninja Warriors? or TaeKwon-Do

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  1. SteyrAUG, 2 years ago
    Characters read Shaolin Tai Chi. Shaolin of course refers to the temple in Honan China and Tai Chi is an internal boxing style of martial arts. The throwing star is a very early import that was available in martial arts periodicals of the time. It was made to cash in on the tv show Kung Fu (1972-75) which featured throwing stars prominently in the opening credits.

    That is why they are commonly called Chinese stars rather than the Japanese name typically associated with them "shuriken." Although these were made to somewhat resemble the throwing stars from the TV show they are of much lower quality than the ones seen in the series.
  2. dagutzyone dagutzyone, 2 years ago
    WOW GREAT and THANK YOU, I will make notes of that now.
    Appreciate it.
  3. SteyrAUG, 4 months ago
    Just another update. The same throwing stars can be seen on the cover of the July 1977 issue of Inside Kung Fu.

    http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/IKF-1977-07-Cov.jpg

    Additionally, I should have mentioned it earlier "Sil Lum" which is on the throwing star in question, is another pronunciation of "Shao Lin."
  4. dagutzyone dagutzyone, 4 months ago
    Thnx appreciate that info

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