Sounds a bit insane, but i saved my Rusty Sword. did not selled it or salvaged, and tried to edit it via Hex. result: corrupt savegame. not tried yet the csb codes posted for PC, but probably it will corrupt again, if i restore the Hex code, my save gets back to work, alas i has the LoDK and ToN dlc's. and i found that sword hex code using the save editor:
--edit-- now it worked, if anyone that did not made it yet fearing it would corrupt your save: no, it does not bug if you edit an Set Part item, i added +420 Armor to my Shepard's set, alas edited it to add +2 HP and Mana regen. if it bugs, you just need to change de code's order. to have more chances of success. use an Save Editor, edit the item and the durability then, click in Edit Hex Code. and copy it, search for the item strings and replace it. if u miss anything, just 1 string missed and ur game crashes. always look for the start and the end of ur item string. alas slowpoke, i edited my shepard set without unequipping it.