Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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This is a large size (10 - 1/2") Japanese Rizzuto swinguard switchblade that was purchased in Mexico in the early 90's from a trusted member.
It has the batwing type guards, Blade says "Rizzuto Estiletto Milano"
Blade peeks and KNIFE DOES NOT OPEN.
I think the rocker is broken because the button pushes and springs back, and the safety works, but the knife won't open. knife itself is in excellent condition and maybe worth fixing or used for good parts.
Please make me an offer.
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Jeff,
Have you tried hosing the knife down with WD-40? I bought a Rizzy recently that when I first got it, it would not fire, but several squirts of WD-40 fixed it.
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Panzerfaust wrote:Jeff,
Have you tried hosing the knife down with WD-40? I bought a Rizzy recently that when I first got it, it would not fire, but several squirts of WD-40 fixed it.
Thanks for the advice! I did try a spray or 2 but did not soak it. I don't really want to damage the knife so I'm leaving it alone. I've had it as is for a year or so but I understood it had been sitting closed for years and used to work.
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Jeff,
I don't know any way you could hurt the knife by hosing it down with WD-40. Another oil I have use is Gunscrubber. It will really blast all of the crud out.
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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WD40 on the cheap plastic handles will cause them to crack and/or fade prematurely over time
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Jeff wrote:WD40 on the cheap plastic handles will cause them to crack and/or fade prematurely over time
On celluloid it can cause the scales to gas .Which if in a case with other knives can be even damage other knives. I don't use any oil on any celluloid ever . If you most oil the blade's pivot use the smallest amount with a very fine tip applicator
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Say jeff. Ya might find this usefull.
http://www.sharperdeal.biz/forums/viewt ... f=68&t=616
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Thanks Steve, I've seen that post before and others like it. Thats what lead me to believe the problem is a busted rocker.
I might pull the knife apart for parts.
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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I have one just like yours and I stuck it a show case just for this reason, I dont wanna break it. Mine even peeks like yours. PM sent.
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Re: Rizzuto Estiletto Milano / Large size, white

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Thanks for the PM's guys.
It's been traded
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