To make the most dramatic and exciting gesture in wine service,
a champagne saber is required. With practice, the wielder can slice
through the top of the bottle cleanly in a truly magnificent style.
Stainless steel blade and rosewood handle in a wooden gift box.
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The technique of using a saber to open a bottle of champagne is
called sabrage. Seriously. There is a name for it. It is a
technique wrapped up in tradition, romance and elegance.
Watch Wingtip's Founder & CEO, Ami Arad, show you how easily
Step-by-step instructions for opening a bottle of champagne with
a saber courtesy of UrbanDaddy.com:
1. DISROBE YOUR BUBBLY: Take your well-chilled bottle of
champagne and remove both the foil and the wire cage covering the
cork (as you probably know, it's essential the bottle be
well-chilled to avoid leakage, foaming and premature
2. LOCATE YOUR TARGET: Locate one of the two vertical seams
running up the side of the bottle. Where the seam meets the lower
lip of the bottle is the point at which you'll aim.
3. CONTROL YOUR SABER: Grip the bottle firmly around the
base. Point the bottle at a 30-45 degree angle away from all
people, windows and, obviously, Fabergé eggs. Now take your
saber (or the back edge of a chef's knife) and lay the blade flat,
just below the lip at the weak spot.
4. MOMENT OF TRUTH: Draw the sword back along the seam and
then swing with full force away from your body, upward and into the
bottom of the lip. Don't forget to follow through (as with any
sport, see the cork popping, be the ball). To minimize spillage,
turn the bottle upright immediately afterwards.
5. VICTORY: If done right, the cork and bottle top will
thrust several feet into the air and you will lose no more than an
ounce of your champagne. And you will be a hero. Of course, the
only thing that looks worse than struggling with a champagne cork
is struggling with a saber and a champagne cork, so in a word:
Handle length: 5 3/4"
Blade length: 10 3/4"
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