Arizona Custom Knives funds Texarkana College scholarships

TEXARKANA, TX – Arizona Custom Knives have donated $10,000 to the Texarkana College Foundation to provide scholarships to knife enthusiasts enrolled in the introductory class of blade crafting.

Brian Steers, CEO of Arizona Knives, attended the Fall Hammer-In event in October to make a donation to Texarkana College.

“We have been serving knife makers, knife buyers and collectors for more than 25 years,” Stears said in a press release. “We recognize the quality and commitment of the experts. It’s clear in my time with Don McIntosh, Bill Moran School Coordinator, that we share the same ideas and visions for making high-quality hand-forged blades.”

Steers says he looks forward to seeing the art of knifemaking continue to grow with scholarship money.

The donation will be used to award a $10,000 scholarship to eligible students. The first batch for 2022 begins in January, and the other batch will be offered throughout the year.

Mackintosh said that anyone interested in making high-quality hand-forged blades is eligible to apply for the grant through TC’s Department of Community and Business Education. “We are very grateful for this new partnership between the Moran School and Arizona Custom Knives.”

The Bill Moran School of Blade Forging is accredited by the American Bladesmith Society and has provided world class training in beginning and advanced blade crafting since 1988.

Courses in Damascus steel, handles and guards, advanced milling, and more are taught through the program located on the TC campus.

(To learn more about taking a class or applying for an Arizona Custom Knife Scholarship, call 903-823-3015 or go to online cbe.texarkanacollege.edu/bladesmith/.)

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