Attack, Rescue and Survive. U.S. Army Veteran Owned Company.

How We Got Started

Marc Lacrimosa is a knife purveyor who has been collecting and selling Custom Knives, Damascus Knives and Factory Knives for several years.  He views each knife as an individual work of art with each knife maker being an artist that uses steel as the canvas.  The exotic materials, unique designs, and superior artisanship of these knives rival that of the finest watches, jewelry, and pens available on today's market.  Marc believes that every deal should be a win-win for all parties involved.  Developing and building long lasting relationships are at the top of Marc’s priority list.  He especially takes pride in offering Customer Service, which is second to none.  Marc also takes pride in being able to provide a fine assortment of custom knives in many price ranges by many different makers.

Marc established Gear2Survive Knife Shop.  The Gear2Survive Shop, in Winder Georgia, is locally owned and operated, by a proud U.S. Army Veteran.  Marc served proudly in the U.S. Army for 12 years as a Mechanic and as Military Police.  He served in 2 Combat Zones and on 4 Overseas Tours.  After his active duty and reserve duties, he served 10 years in the Civil Air Patrol performing and training in Search & Rescue.  He also has 7 years of experience in Armored Truck/Armored Transport.  Marc currently serves his local community as a Law Enforcement officer.  As a local Law Enforcement Officer, Marc has spent the past 14 years, working as a Jail Officer, Patrol Officer, and School Resource Officer and as a Court Security Officer. 

As a small company, we do everything we can to provide the highest quality customer service and support.  During the day, working as a full time local Law Enforcement Officer, I may not always be able to respond promptly to any text or emails, which you may send, but I ensure you I respond to every test and email I receive.  So, any message or text sent please know I will respond as soon as I am humanly able to respond.  In addition, understand we are human and we do make mistakes, but we will do everything we can to make your ordering, purchasing and ownership the best experience ever.  

Marc not only maintains the Gear2Survive shop, but he also attends and participates in most local and regional Gun & Knife Shows where he displays his wares to include outdoor knives, custom knives, Damascus knives, custom made weapon holsters, custom made knife sheaths, survival gear, survival application and much more.  We are a small shop offering quality products, great customer service and exceptional prices.  We carry and stock, in the store, an assortment of fire steel rods.  We are also a Distributor for Shadow Tech Knives.  We are Georgia's largest Damascus Knife Dealer (Please view our Damascus Knife Care Information).We specialize in Dustar Israeli Combat Knives, Colonial Military Knives, Condor Outdoor Knives, Esee Knives, Shadow Tech Knives and much more.  We also carry a large assortment of Concealment holsters in our store.

In addition to carrying products from leading manufacturers, we also carry our own line of Gear2Survive brand knives.  Please contact us to ask questions as well as to set appointments in our store for you to view and look over our large assortment of custom-made knives.