For all the big sporting, historic or special occasions, OPINEL releases commemorative, original knives that are highly sought after by enthusiasts and many collectors.
In 1986 a centenary knife celebrating the construction of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty in New York was created for the American market. During the same period, OPINEL made a series of exclusive knives that ran from 1986 to 1992 to commemorate the Albertville Winter Olympics. In 1989, to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, OPINEL's hand-crafted hafts featured the historic liberty cap. In 1992, the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America was commemorated by a luxury edition knife available in several languages. A very special, numbered edition was released to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Normandy Landings of 1944, as well as the centenary of the invention of cinema by the Lumière brothers. Also in the 90s, the artists Ben and Hervé di Rosa came up with their version of the Opinel No.08 knife.