Based on the IACP Policy and research with more than four dozen law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, Steve Tarani, who heads the Operational Skills Group, based in California, has collaborated with Buck Knives and Strider Knives to develop the 887 SBT Police Advocate. This rugged and dependable folding police utility knife meets the specific needs and requests of law enforcement professionals. Buck's sturdy liner-lock has a partially serrated 3-1/2-inch drop-point blade, made of 420HC stainless steel, heat-treated to a standard Rc 58. While it can be opened and closed easily with one hand, the over-sized blade surface has Positive Deployment Texturing for sure two-hand opening. And it has an extra-stout reinforced tip for maximum strength.