Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

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JimBrown257
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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:24 am

What is going on with this one? Did you make an progress?

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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by kugr » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:10 am

Slowly... you know all those mistakes you make when restoring your first knife. Mis-cutting and mis-shaping rockers, cutting your scales to the same size as the shrunken stock ones... twice. Then realizing you should cut them oversized. Googling and watching how to videos on how to solder correctly... at least this part I picked up pretty fast. Might be the welding skills in my past. I work a little on it everyday, don't want to get frustrated and give up on it.
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:38 am

Did you see what I said about the sear hole? That is the thing you want to get fixed first in case you need to make a bigger sear.

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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by kugr » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:05 am

Oh yes, all of that happened before you told me about getting the sear hole right. Not the soldering part... got excited about learning that trick.
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:23 am

Did you get the SS soldering figured out yet?

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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by kugr » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:42 pm

I found what works for me, not sure if its "the right way". I attached the bottom bolster on each liner. After they cooled, I tried lifting them off.... didn't budge... I felt it was secure enough for something that will be on display and not used.
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by button_man » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:58 pm

I have almost exactly the same collection of parts! (identical size Rizzuto) My blade is in much better shape, though.... no corrosion or other issues; looks just about brand new. My button assembly and safety assembly are missing from the rocker, just like yours. Most importantly, my kickspring is still intact and firmly inserted into the backspring. I have no current means of taking photos of the thing; but will try to post some in about two weeks, if this will help you at all. (I bought the collection of parts simply because I couldn't pass it up for ten bucks.... what did you pay for yours?)

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Re: Rizutto repair experts, looking for some knowledge...

Post by kugr » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:37 am

button_man wrote:I have almost exactly the same collection of parts! (identical size Rizzuto) My blade is in much better shape, though.... no corrosion or other issues; looks just about brand new. My button assembly and safety assembly are missing from the rocker, just like yours. Most importantly, my kickspring is still intact and firmly inserted into the backspring. I have no current means of taking photos of the thing; but will try to post some in about two weeks, if this will help you at all. (I bought the collection of parts simply because I couldn't pass it up for ten bucks.... what did you pay for yours?)
It was in a lot of 26 knives on ebay, I payed 100.00 for the lot.
Looking for those un-repairable, lost cause stilettos.

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