Will I lend out a knife? Sure, under the following conditions:
1) First and foremost, you must be responsible with a knife. If you fail here, no knife for you.
2) You must be reasonably proficient. In other words, if you cut yourself, it's your problem.
3) You must understand the "you break it, you replace it" rule. If you break one of my knives, I will want a replacement, in a reasonable time frame.
3a) You must also understand the "Arkansas Guarantee" rule. In short, if you break it, you keep both pieces. You must then replace it.
Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.