There is usually one or two pass arounds going on at any moment. But many pass arounds take weeks or even months to wrap up. So a pass around gets spun up once every few weeks or so.
To get in, keep active on the forum. Pass arounds are there to increase the knowledge base of the forum so the spirit and rules of the pass arounds are aimed at active membership.
People offering up their gear will post the pass around on the pass around subforum. For most knives, you can sign up for a week or so. Some high demand knives will "fill up" very quickly....often there is a limited number of slots because the knives/gear belong to someone and they want their stuff back....in many cases, they make a living with their gear so then NEED it back.
That brings us to the last point, be a good citizen. Mark offers up kit on a pretty regular basis but most of the gear floating around out there is someones personal property. The pass arounds will evaporate very quickly if someone were to abuse the privilege.
The two threads at the top are the currently active threads: pass-arounds-f71.html
. More will come along.