1/4” Salt-n-Pepper Premium Caged Ceramic Bearings - (0.0625”)

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SALT-N-Pepper Premium Caged Bearings

Premium Caged Ceramic Bearings 1/4” pivot. (0.0625”) - Balls  

Phosphor Bronze Retainer

Ceramic balls cannot rust, provide smooth action, and path perfectly around knife pivot.


  • Premium Retainer Cage CNC Precision Machined from Solid Phosphor Bronze.
  • Ten Hardened 1/16” (0.0625") Grade 5, Ceramic Balls
  • (5) Silicon Nitride, (black) grade 5
  • (5) Zirconia Ceramic Balls, (white) grade 5
  • Improved Pathing around the pivot.  
  • Inside diameter 0.252” made to fit standard 1/4” pivot barrel.
  • Outside diameter of the cage is 0.419” and fits easily into a 7/16” counterbore
  • Increased ball count increases blade support.
  • Hand Lapped, and Hand Assembled
  • Gillian’s Highest Performing Bearing
  • Balls Pre-Installed 
  • 100% Made in the USA



  • ID .252"
  • OD .419"


One set equals two individual caged bearings.

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  • 5

    Posted by Sam on Jan 18th 2024

    Excellent product and customer service. Worth every penny to upgrade your pride and joy knife. International customer and happy to pay the delivery. Tried others as per YouTube reviews, however I find these to be far superior. Thanks for a great product and great service. I’ll be replacing all my compatible bearing knives with Gillian’s from now on.

  • 5
    Salt ? and Pepper ? Bearings

    Posted by Kevin aka Hvac.tools on May 9th 2023

    Worth the investment, Gained better Blade Stability, I was able to securely tighten down the pivot down on my Xm-18 and still get great action. In time the action gets even better, I have another xm-18 with ?? Bearings that been in there for about 2 years and the action is freaking amazing!

  • 5

    Posted by Isaiah Haines on Apr 20th 2023

    These were perfect for my large Curtiss F3. I also ordered some skiffs and have to say that these way outperformed the skiffs and made for a much smoother and free action. I also have a set on a Hinderer 3.5” Eklipse Bowie and it probably has the most satisfyingly smooth action on any of my knives. Gillian makes the best bearings on the market!

  • 5
    Awesome bearings!

    Posted by Levi Collins on Mar 7th 2023

    These are very fast bearings, makes the knife drop shut or hydraulic depending on your pivot tightness. I would highly recommend these over skiff or taco!

  • 5
    American Blade Works Model 1 Ti

    Posted by Todd on Feb 18th 2023

    I was thrilled to get the knife in Magnacut and very happy to put these bearings in it from almost the beginning of the break-in period. Its breaking in very nicely.

  • 5
    Salt-N-Pepa’s Here!

    Posted by Jason on Feb 14th 2023

    These are quality bearings. Hand made with premium materials. Shipping was fast and Mr Gillian was helpful with communicating the details of my order.

  • 5

    Posted by Isaiah Haines on Nov 1st 2022

    I installed these on my Hinderer 3.5” Eklipse Bowie and they took the action from good to great! They are super easy to install and you can see and feel the quality right away. I added a touch of nano oil and this knife is now drop shut perfection! As with all new bearings/folding knives I would spend a little time opening and closing to get them broken in.

  • 5
    Easy fix

    Posted by Jeffrey Dawson on Oct 31st 2022

    I bought these for an American Blade Works Model 1 V6, which is a good knife, it just had a bad bearing. This was an easy fix. These bearings are a great product at a reasonable price with fantastic service, and fast shipping. I’ll definitely do more business with Gillian in the future.

  • 5

    Posted by Jordan on Aug 24th 2022

    These took my Project X from Hinderer straight to perfection. I put Salt-n-pepper's in all my favorites. They really are worth every penny. My chaves 229 is freakish with these. Wish they came in more sizes!