203DS Diamond Speed Sleeves

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The 203DS Diamond Speed Sleeves is a metal sleeve covered in (industrial)diamond particles that can be fitted over a Spyderco ceramic rod for the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker, and then becomes a coarse grit sharpening rod for radidly shaping edges or to quickly remove metal.

Appearance in catalogs

The 203DS Diamond Speed Sleeves appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 1986 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 1990 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 1993 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 1994 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 1997 Spyderco Product Guide


History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog

203DS Diamond Speed Sleeves

Speed sleeves - One pair of Diamond Coated Sleeves for Tri-Angle Sharpmaker.[1]

Designed exclusively for serious steel removal, the diamond-coated Speed Sleeves accommodate sharpening tasks that require an ultra-abrasive surface. The sleeves, which are ideal for restoring excessively worn edges and work only with the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker system, may be purchased either alone (203DS) or with the Sharpmaker (203DX). To use, simply slip the sleeves over the fine grit stones and add a few drops of water for optimal efficiency.[2]


SKU From/To MSRP Note
203DS 1986 - 1997 $29.95 (1986), $36,95 (1994) A pair of 203DS Diamond Speed Sleeves was included with the 203DX Tri-Angle Sharpmaker

Most collectible variation

Any 203DS Diamond Speed Sleeves in good condition in the original packaging, would be considered a collectible.

Questions regarding collecting the 203DS

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  1. From the 1986 Spyderco Product Guide.
  2. From the 1997 Spyderco Product Guide.


A pair of 203DS Diamond Speed Sleeves, from the 1990 Spyderco Product Guide..