Introduction: Improved Bo Shuriken

ok first, i am only being more creative with littlemog92s bo shuriken instructable.
no comments from you losers who think i am copying!

holy crap! littlemog92 took off all his instructables!

Step 1: Cut to Length

first, get some 3/8" metal dowel, and cut it to about 6"-8" depending on the size of your hand.

Step 2: Sharpen and Quench

sharpen the metal rod to a long point.
a short tip will equal more frictin and less penetration

Step 3: Tassel (optional)

just tassel the string like on the original

Step 4: New Technique!=<)

ther is nothing wrong with the old throwing technique, i just improvised.

hold the needle with the bottom 3 fingers wrapped around and the thumb and index finger resting on the needle. if this is confusing look at the pic.

you swing your arm the same but this straitens the flight path

Step 5: Have Dangerous Fun!

throw at cardboard boxes, birds, and your little brother!

not really, dont throw them at people. one hit in a vital spot, and the target is dead

Comments

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weaponsmaster18 made it!(author)2016-10-11

I did it although I don't have a camera so no pictures I use my grand fathers bench grinder and a hacksaw super easy and really fun to throw

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snipeyouout made it!(author)2007-06-09

but shuriken are in a star formation and senbon are in a needle formation and this instructable sure looks like a needle

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weaponsmaster18 made it!(author)2016-10-11

have you ever heard of the BO staff BO shuriken are the original form of star shuriken they were much easier and cheaper to produce than a star patterned one

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KillaGorilla made it!(author)2007-11-18

yea but a bo-shuriken aren't normal shurikens these r bo shurikens =P

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dunnos made it!(author)2008-06-04

bo- shuriken are actually the original ones

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N1njaBoy made it!(author)2008-02-05

its called a BO SHURIKEN hello!

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bedbugg2 made it!(author)2007-09-21

they are bo shuriken, bo shuriken are the kind of needle-dart ones and ordinary shuriken are the star ones

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cheesy+soda made it!(author)2007-12-12

si,senor! now we are learning.

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deanlerd made it!(author)2007-07-22

a those are shuriken and no they arnt senbon and senbon have 2 sharpend sides

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aweis made it!(author)2011-06-07

any more wallet friendly ways, since i cannot afford a bench grinder or know anyone who would let me use it. would a metal file work? i have a course and a fine one. i know that might take a while, but i can be very patient. if i use the course one to make the general point, would i be able to make it sharp with the fine file?

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black+hole made it!(author)2011-12-02

Yeah, a file would work. it might speed things up to use a torch to heat the tip and then file it (metal is softer when it's hot). I got a torch from walmart for 15 bucks. Also, bench grinders aren't terribly expensive. Mine cost $50 and it works fine.

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aweis made it!(author)2011-06-07

this step was not very helpful. i would be very grateful if you added some steps to this, part with the tassel. i only see string twisted around and i can not tell hot it is attached i see no knots. so if you can add steps to this i would much appreciate it.

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aweis made it!(author)2011-06-06

well often ninjas would tip in in some sort off poison or bury it in mud to make it rust and cause, i cant remmember what but it is a fatal infection, and also sometime bury it in 5H!T for infection, wich most infections killed back then.

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averagejoe1999 made it!(author)2011-05-16

urinary collection pro???

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browserbomb made it!(author)2010-11-09

thank you so much its been 2 years lol

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VI+Coheed+IV made it!(author)2010-07-19

nice illustration :P YOU RULE M.S PAINT!!!

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Aucifer made it!(author)2007-10-30

Those are Senbon needles.

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27723773 made it!(author)2010-06-10

dude, have you read ANY of these other comments?

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naruto+777 made it!(author)2008-02-24

dude people like that show including me and if you have a problem you can go suck your butt along with everybody else i hate. and the music is NOT elevator music smart one

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UltraMagnus made it!(author)2008-04-16

naruto isn't a terrible show, but it really does not have much to do with real ninja at all.... which is pretty much standard for most anime, great entertainment.... just about as realistic as..... well, giant robots with beam cannons! these are shuriken, just a different variety to the hira shuriken or shaken that the mass media seems to have brainwashed people into believing they are, when in fact hira shuriken were used by far fewer schools than normal bo shuriken

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Jais1993 made it!(author)2009-04-20

Don't watch the show, read the anime! SERIOUSLY!

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corey_caffeine made it!(author)2009-05-02

manga?

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Jais1993 made it!(author)2009-05-03

Yea, that's what I meant... Read the MANGA!

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hulma made it!(author)2009-01-09

a good bo-Shurkin is tanto pointed on four sides, those in a properly trained hand (not as shown above) can do serious damage play safe boys. and in intrest of my crediblity i am 8 years trained in Ninjitsu and Naruto is an insult to my art (but i love the show all the same!)

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hulma made it!(author)2009-01-09

for those who don't watch naruto!? are you serious that is not a reliable source my friend, senbons are for silent killing, like a garrot wire. It is held horezontily between the thumb and fore-finger and is pushed into the juggler in a fast motion.

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MubiKun made it!(author)2008-07-19

OMG IN STEP 2 THAT THING THATS HOLDING THE NEEDLE... I HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME THING XDDD

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Pumpkin%24 made it!(author)2008-06-07

are'nt Bo shuriken more stake like?

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koax made it!(author)2008-03-29

well I like this show and im 17 (and not a nerd, fatty guy or whatever you want ) so if you dont like just dont say nothing

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browserbomb made it!(author)2008-03-20

where did you get the metal dowels

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naruto+777 made it!(author)2008-02-08

these look like senbons ( the jap needle things for you people who dont watch naruto) but the senbon are thinner and are sharpened on both sides, senbon are also commonly used as actupuncture tools and as some ninja would do is dip them in posin so the needles would be fatal........... wow that was quite a bit of writing...... for me anyway im 13

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naruto+777 made it!(author)2008-02-08

ohhhhhh one more thing fome me, sometimes senbons can be 1 sided, so i can see why some people think these are senbons

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macca4life made it!(author)2007-12-12

do u throw them or do you blow them out of a bambo pipe im confused i only know how to speak japanese not bloody use their weapons

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mas9779 made it!(author)2008-01-06

throw them anyone can see that. he said to change it to your HAND size. and if you can speak it you should know the meaning of shuriken

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macca4life made it!(author)2008-01-18

ok but if you look they are thin so you could use them as a dart ok

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mas9779 made it!(author)2008-01-18

yes, but thats not what you where confused about

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care-bear-elite made it!(author)2008-01-05

can i try using a screwdiver, or is it ir-relivant

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snipeyouout made it!(author)2007-05-13

these aren't bo shuriken these are senbon

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bedbugg2 made it!(author)2007-09-21

they are bo shuriken, not ordinary shuriken

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joemonkey made it!(author)2007-05-31

thats wut i thought, but i did some research and thet have numerous names. 8P

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bad_dog made it!(author)2007-09-15

were can i get a wet stone?

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bad_dog made it!(author)2007-07-28

is there any other way to sharpen it

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master-of-chaos made it!(author)2007-08-05

ya a steel file and a lot of time on your hands

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bad_dog made it!(author)2007-08-06

:( i dont have i file ...

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master-of-chaos made it!(author)2007-08-09

sand paper anyone

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joemonkey made it!(author)2007-07-28

umm probably! i dont know, i used my dads grinder

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Vendigroth made it!(author)2007-06-09

would you mind if i made another improvrd version out of hardened steel?

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joemonkey made it!(author)2007-06-09

no that'd be fine. just credit me for the idea

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Vendigroth made it!(author)2007-06-09

heh, in the way these things happen, i've got a bigger, far more interesting project to handle ATM, but i'll get round to it, and i'll definitely credit you, it's only fair. Actually, i'd apreciate instructions on how to tie the tassel on the shuriken; i think littlemog's unpublished his, cos i can't find it anywhere..

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ninja+kitty made it!(author)2007-05-30

i made 1 by breaking an arrow in half and put a sharper tip now when i throw it it gos in the box and out the other side into my wall(the box was filled with pads of foam) i think it kicks @$$ XD

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