It has been a while since I got my hands on the Emerson Knives P-SARK SF Rescue knife. If you remember, this blade made my, “Top 5 Police blades“, and I am still using it to this day. Traditionally when we think of blades we think of combat or survival. Although the P-Sark can be used in either of those situations, its primary purse is to assist with extraction/rescue while preventing harm to the person in need of help.

To help accomplish this objective Emerson designed the P-Sark with a curved blade creating a safety tip (P-Sark), and the P-Sark SF with a sharp tip. Make no mistake, the tip on the SF is extremely sharp, however with the curved feature the user can easily cut away a seatbelt without injuring the trapped person. If the blade may be used in combat, I’d opt for the SF variant.

Emerson Knives P-SARK SF Blade

The handle is made of G-10 epoxy/ glass laminate. The best way for me to describe this would be a wood/metal rasp (file). You will be able to maintain your grip in dry, wet, cold, or hot environments. Again, an important consideration when you are thinking of rescue.

Specifications of the P-Sark (courtesy of emersonknives.com)

The P-Sark also comes with Emerson’s Wave technology. There is a metal tab fixed to the blade itself. When you pull this blade from your pocket it automatically opens. Once you get used to this feature you can actually deploy your blade faster than a button-activated automatic blade.

Emerson Knives P-SARK SF Blade

Check out the video below to see how the P-Sark got its start:

If size is a concern, then this may be a little large for you, it measured in at approximately 8” when deployed. For me, I’d rather have too much knife than not enough in a rescue situation. The P-SARK comes in at $209.95 making it on the more expensive side. With an increased cost, you are getting quality. Since I have had this knife everything had remained in excellent working order.


 served with the 2nd Ranger Battalion from 2003-2007 where he deployed four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. He attended Jump school, Ranger school and has served as a riflemen progressing to a team leader. After leaving the Military Robert became a Customs and Border Protection Officer, working at both Seaports and Airports. During his time at CBP he has been utilized as a Range Safety Officer and K9 Handler, and EMT. When not spending time with his wife and kids, Robert spends his time bowhunting in Washington State, and lifting heavy things. Fun Certifications: CF-L1, Firefighter I, EMT. (Instagram: robert.mccartney)