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December 25, 2015

Bespoke Champagne Saber

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From the Wall Street Journal: "Napoleonic soldiers routinely popped champagne with a swipe of their swords — a tradition known as sabrage. In honor of the technique's resurgence, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and French silver company Christofle are introducing a bespoke champagne saber

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with a sterling-silver handle and stainless-steel blade (along with an optional master class), so enthusiasts can bring the ancient art home."

I wonder how it would work clearing brush in Georgia.

But I digress.

Price on request.


But perhaps you'd rather see the technique in action without buying the bespoke saber — I mean, what's to stop you from trying it with one of your kitchen knives?

Your wish is my demand: this video shows you what you need to know.

P.S. Don't come crying to me because you hurt yourself trying it.

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