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- Most flamboyant way of removing a Champagne cork
- Inox steel blade and rose-wood wooden handle
- Made in Italy
- Supplied in a wooden presentation box
The tradition of Sabrage became popular in France when Napoleons army visited many to the aristocratic domains. The sabre was the weapon of choice for his light cavalry. To celebrate their many victories they would open the Champagne with their sabres. This Mathusalem Sommelier sabre allows this tradition to live on with the most dramatic and exciting gesture in the wine service. Supplied in a wooden presentation box.
Instructions for use:
These are for guidance only and you perform this at your own risk.
Make sure the bottle is well chilled. Placing upside down in an ice bucket is the best way to do this.
Do not shake the Champagne
Remove foil and wire basket. Ensure bottle is dry
Find vertical seam on side of bottle (one on each side). The point where this hits the top lip is the weakest point.
Hold the bottle at an angle (around 30 degrees) with the cork upwards and facing away from you. Make sure that you are not pointing the bottle at anyone.
Grip the bottle firmly near the base with your thumb in the base.
Place the Sabre on the neck of the bottle and you are going to use the blunt edge to slide up and hit the top lip rather than the sharp edge (this is the reverse of what you would expect but is far more effective)
A short sharp movement will remove the glass top and cork. Ensure you carry you continue past the top with the sword.
Carefully check the top of the bottle for any glass shards and then pour the Champagne.