Zippo commemorates the allied launch in 1944 with the limited edition Sands
of Normandy set.
The lighter is a limited to 10.000 pieces 1941 replica with the distinctive wartime Black Crackle finish, each individually numbered. A container of sand makes this set a truly special collectible. The sand was drawn from the Omaha Beach where the battle was waged upon.
The accompanying information booklet (Download) is rich with details about Zippo in World War II, including the story of the Walter Nadler lighter which was lost on Utah Beach on that fateful day. The 8-page Certification of Authenticity contains a complete description of the set and identifies the distinguishing features of a 1941 lighter.
The packaging mimics the K Rations kits soldiers carried into war, the graphics on the kit match Zippo packaging designs from the 1940s.
More about D-Day and Omaha Beach at Wikipedia.