5mm Salt-n-Pepper Premium Caged Ceramic Bearings - (0.0625”)

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SALT-N-Pepper Premium Caged Bearings

Premium Caged Ceramic Bearings 5mm 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 0.200” made to fit standard 5mm pivot barrel.
  • Outside diameter of the cage is 0.369” and fits easily into a 7/16” or 10mm 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 .200"
  • OD .369"


One set equals two individual caged bearings.

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  • 5
    5MM Bearings

    Posted by Larry on Jun 24th 2023

    Ordered a set for my new GM Ace Grand knife which had steel bearings. Bearings were shipped same day and, once installed, made a tremendous positive difference in the knife’s action. Great service and highly recommended product!

  • 5
    Pretty darn good

    Posted by Tracy Bostick on Apr 10th 2023

    I got for my Hoback Sumo, because the other brand I normally used didn't have any for the sumo. Until I seen a YT video and a guy was swapping out his sumo bearings with what I learned later to be Gillians salt & pepper bearings, and he was happy with the new smoother action they provided sumo. So I too got em, and yes, they are really good. I will be shopping Gillians, and buying more salt & peppers for all my knives in the future.

  • 5
    Urban EDC F5.5

    Posted by Mike W on Oct 9th 2022

    Bought these to upgrade my f5.5. Very smooth, slick deployment! Tons more fun now. Highly recommend, have ran skiff in the past and now sold on Salt N Pepper!

  • 5

    Posted by Dennis on Aug 20th 2022

    Very smooth

  • 5

    Posted by mitchell schmidt on Feb 21st 2022


  • 5

    Posted by mitchell schmidt on Feb 19th 2022

    As a long-time collector of hand-made (custom) knives, I discovered Gilliam knives. They craft deluxe bearings. I also discovered most knifemakers use standard open caged bearings; store-bought, functional, and mediocre in their action even with the best knives. My advice is to try Gillian barrings, for those of you who open your knives to clean them, etc. Mitch S.

  • 5
    Great Bearings

    Posted by James R Moore on Nov 12th 2021

    Always an upgrade to factory bearings. You cant go wrong with Gillian.

  • 5
    Amazing action

    Posted by michael chippa on Oct 8th 2021

    These were added to a Vero Axon frame lock and made the action smoother than a Cadillac on ice.

  • 5
    Salt and pepper 5mm

    Posted by Mackenzie Soileau on Sep 20th 2021

    Great quality bearings. Fit perfectly is multiple knives and are smooth. Very happy with these.