These are a good choice for the paladin wishing to use a shield along with a light-weight throwing weapon. They are lighter than throwing knives and have more range than all but the best Spears. This makes them a useful, albeit expensive weapon for hunting creatures with distance attacks, like Bonelords, that typically place themselves 4 squares away from you.
Experiments show that, on average, 10 out of 100 throwing stars break when used (10% breakage).
It looks the same as a Spare Part.