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. Definitely the gift for the connoisseur who has everything. Laser engraving available.
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 On The Fly's Founder & CEO, Ami Arad, show you how easily it's done...
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: practice.
Handle length: 5 3/4"
Blade length: 10 3/4"