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I'm pleased that you like the design of the Star Knife. As far as I'm aware, there isn't a real-world historical counterpart to this weapon. (I'm not sure who created the RPG concept) I surmise that a starknife would have to be held in a diagonal plane, with the flat of the blades facing towards an opponent. I'd guess it'd be used in a side to side motion rather than a forward stabbing motion. Otherwise the wielder would increase the risk of cutting themselves. Probably great for disarming an opponent though.
The closest I've seen is a "shuriken" that's actually made to maim (shuriken were mainly used for distraction - more of a feint in PFRPG) which was about 8 inches long per side. Because this weapon was also about 10 pounds of metal, it was thrown underhand, aiming for the knee or groin.
To anyone who has used throwing stars - it hit the same way, but was purposefully made heavier in the middle, so it dropped/fell out of the target after striking them. Hopefully giving the thrower first blood.
It looked like this but just about twice as big and made of metal.