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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The bearings are great. I used them on my Slim Midi and the action has improved substantially over SS bearings. However, one of the bearings on one side don’t seam to protrude like they should. Seems a tad off upon inspection of the other bearing, which is flawless. I don’t think it hurts overall function a huge amount. But, to think if both bearings where 100%, the action would be flawless as well. That’s why I give 4 stars instead of 5. Shipping was great as well.
Love these. Swapped out the skiffs and noticed a much smoother glass like glide with these. I just ordered some more for a xm-18 ti build. Looking forward to them.
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!
I got these to spice up my SBD Micro Evo Typhoon and they have definitely made the action smoother and nicer feeling. Would recommend.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic fit, visibly improved the action of an already outstanding knife. Impressive work all around and already recommended to others!
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.