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Sabre a Champagne Thiers L 44cm


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This gorgeous Sabre à Champagne – Champagne Saber sits on its wooden cradle and has a wooden and brass handle. Length Sabre 44 cm, length cradle 48 x 8 x h 2 cm. Total height including the Sabre on its cradle is 13cm. The weight is 817 grms. Postage from France included.

What is Sabrage:
Sabrage is a technique for opening a champagne bottle with a Saber, used for ceremonial occasions. The wielder slides the Saber along the body seam of the bottle to the lip to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour.
The story goes that Sabrage was first popularized after the French Revolution in the early 19th century by Napoleon’s light cavalry, the Hussars. Celebrating the emperor’s many military victories, the soldiers were said to use their Sabres to open bottles of champagne.

SKU PC261449 Category Tag


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