3/16” Salt-n-Pepper Premium Caged Ceramic Bearings - (0.0625”)

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SALT-N-Pepper Premium Caged Bearings

Premium Caged Ceramic Bearings 3/16” 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 0.189” made to fit standard 3/16” pivot barrel.
  • Outside diameter of the cage is 0.370” and fits into a 3/8” 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 .189"
  • OD .370"



One set equals two individual caged bearings.

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  • 5
    3/16 Salt n’ Pepper bearings

    Posted by Yagi Golightly on Jan 25th 2022

    These bearings are wonderful. Smooth as butter… I can appreciate quality materials along with excellent QC and shipping practices, other makers in this space take note!

  • 5
    Great, Fit My SBD Micro Evo Typhoon

    Posted by Daniel on May 26th 2021

    I got these to spice up my SBD Micro Evo Typhoon and they have definitely made the action smoother and nicer feeling. Would recommend.

  • 5
    3/16” Salt-n-Pepper Premium Caged Ceramic Bearings - (0.0625”)

    Posted by Dennis Hurley on May 23rd 2021

    I installed these bearings in a CIVIVI Pintail to see how they would perform. I observed the smoother action that I was hoping for including an easier drop when closing, but the biggest improvement was the solid feel as the blade is locked open. It's hard to explain that solid feel, because it's easiest to understand if you feel it yourself. The best way that I can describe it is that my CIVIVI knife now feels as solid and smooth as my WE knife that costs more than twice as much. So I just ordered a few more sets of these Gillian bearings.

  • 5
    Excellent quality bearings. Definite upgrade

    Posted by Matthew on May 14th 2021

    Installed a set of these bearings in a Freeman 451 that came with just a standard caged bearing. It was smooth to begin with, with room for improvement. First off, these salt and pepper bearings are beautiful! Drop-in installation in my Freeman and it went from pretty smooth to the slickest knife I own- and I own a bunch. These bearings improved not only the smoothness of the knife, but also the way it feels and sounds while opening and closing. 100% recommend these bearings if you have a knife that can use an upgrade.

  • 5

    Posted by Scottm on Apr 9th 2021

    Purchased these bearings for my Hinderer Firetac Tri-way. If you thought the action was smooth with the steel bearings these will make you smile. You can adjust the pivot to make it truly drop shut or semi fall shut. Plus Chris is on point with the orders and great service.

  • 5
    3/16" S-N-P Bearings

    Posted by Russell on Mar 29th 2021

    Fantastic fit, visibly improved the action of an already outstanding knife. Impressive work all around and already recommended to others!

  • 5
    Used in SBD Evo Typhoon (2020)

    Posted by Alex Shefferman on Mar 24th 2021

    Fit's great in my 2020 Evo Typhoon. Pivot is perfect size, but the OD of the bearings do not go all the way to the edge of the track. Very stable feeling with glassy smooth action.