The swastika (Sanskrit svastika, "all is well") is a cross with four arms of equal length, with the ends of each arm bent at a right angle. Sometimes dots are added between each arm.
The swastika is an ancient religious symbol dating back 3000 years. Many historians believe it was initially a fire and sun symbol occurring in Asia and later among some Germanic tribes. Up until the 20th century, it evolved as a highly auspicious talisman, evoking thoughts of reverence, good fortune, and well being.
It is especially common in India. It can be seen in the art of the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Celts, Native Americans, and Persians as well Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
In Buddhism, the swastika signifies auspiciousness and good fortune as well as the Buddha's footprints and the Buddha's heart. The swastika is said to contain the whole mind of the Buddha and can often be found imprinted on the chest, feet or palms of Buddha images. It is also the first of the 65 auspicious symbols on the footprint of the Buddha.
The swastika has also often been used to mark the beginning of Buddhist texts. In China and Japan, the Buddhist swastika was seen as a symbol of plurality, eternity, abundance, prosperity and long life.
Please note that we do not support the German or Nazi use of this symbol in any fashion.
This symbol always gets a bad rep. This symbol was around long before Nazi Germany started using it. This is an old Native American symbol for the four directions. It is also an old protection rune. I am not sure why this symbol was used for a shuriken since the Germans or the Native Americans never threw shurikens.
We have to get past the symbol because this is a great throwing shuriken. They are sharp and they throw straight. 4-1/2 inches in circumference. Made from 440 stainless. Comes with nylon sheath