The Fūma Shuriken is a large, four-bladed shuriken possessing pre-eminent sharpness and lethality. This type of shuriken is considered characteristic to the famous Fūma clan, after whom they were named and who possibly
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developed them. However, their use is not limited to this clan. Its four blades can be collapsed for easy storage, leading to its nickname Shadow Windmill. In Sasuke's battle with Itachi he has shown the ability to rig the four blades to disconnect and have them fire as a surprise attack.