Cage bearings that allow more balls to be placed around the knife pivot than standard cage bearings. Which provides more support for the blade and decreasing stress on each ball. The ceramic balls are captured in the disc but are still free floating to prevent binding.
Includes Grade 5 ceramic bearings pre-installed.
- 22% increased blade support over caged bearings of same size
- Improved ball pathing around pivot
- Less pivot screw tightening required
- CNC machined from solid phosphor bronze
- One set equals two individual cage bearings
I have skiffs installed in almost all of my knives , u can’t beat the quality! Currently working with Steve to resolve comparability / cross reference size for Large Cheburkov Strizh
*** UPDATE: Within 24 hours of the posting of my first review, I was contacted by Steve to get a better idea of the issue I was having, make a couple suggestions of possible things to look at that might fix the problem and ultimately a very clear offer to send out a replacement set if I felt that that would work. This is what excellent customer service and good business etiquette look like. I decided to just hold on to the set that I had and see if I have any other knifes that it might fit. I’m quite sure that if I don’t have any and I contacted him to swap them out he would be happy to do so, but I don’t even find that necessary. If anything I’ll just donate them to a friend ***
For some reason this set did not function smooth. It either left the blade too loose and wobbly with side play or unable to flick out due to the pivot tightness required to get the blade stable. I’m not sure if I was sent the wrong set or maybe something that slipped through QC. But I installed them into two different Sheepdogs.
All other bearings worked excellent on the other 4 knives. Even the Yeager M bearings that didn’t fill in the recessed space for the bearings in the knife scales (small gap between the outer edge of the bearing cage and inside lip of the recessed area) still seemed to function well.
And I have not had time to address it and have not contacted the maker so this review should not reflect lack of customer service. Im sure it will be handled and amended perfectly by Skiff when and if I contact them.
I highly recommend this makers bearings.
These 1/4 pivot bearings go into each Holt in my collection and they’re just fantastic as we’ve come to expect from Skiff. I try to keep all sizes in stock.
Got my bearings in for my Hinderer XM-18 3.5” Spanto with the Tri-Way Pivot system.
The action is much improved and the “Clanky” feeling when cycling the action is gone!
I really appreciate the fact that the PB washers are solid pieces. No open back.
These are Out-Mike-Foxtrot-Standing!!!!!
Worth every penny