Lacquered Zenji needles were worn by the Mistryl Shadow Guard Shada D'ukal. They functioned as hair ornaments, until they were needed as thrown weapons. They were about 10 centimeters long and usually balanced at the end by a jewel.
- Rebel Force: Renegade (Mentioned only)
- The Last Command (First appearance)
- Specter of the Past
- Vision of the Future
- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook (First identified as Zenji needle)
- Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear
- The Smuggler's Alliance"—Star Wars Gamer 3 "
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia