The sabrage is an ancient military tradition that dates back to the period of Napoleon’s military campaigns. Napoleon’s Ussars officers used to open champagne bottles with their favorite weapon: the saber. The spectacular practice has grown into a new celebratory way to open sparkling wine bottles, now performed with special shorter and blunt sabers. Opening a bottle of sparkling wine with proper sabrage ensures an explosive evening! The saber proposed by proseccoshoppe.com is specifically designed for sabrage, as it is blunt and not sharp at the point; sabrage (sciabolata in Italian) is a technique that requires a bit of practice and dexterity. Our sciabola (saber) is of adequate size and balanced to facilitate its use.
Here are a few suggestions that will help you to perform a spectacular sabrage:
We have chosen a saber without a display stand, as we want you to keep it in a place inaccessible to children; although it is not an actual blade, you must keep it away from children; this is not a toy. Proseccoshoppe.com declines any responsibility for any use other than the one described here.