Grande Cuvee Sabre du Sommelier
The tradition of opening a Champagne bottle with a saber was born in the Napoleonic era, and started by the general himself after winning a battle in 1812. This unique custom has survived to this day, and not only in France.
After the wire basket is removed from the cork, the blade is slid along the neck of the bottle and onto the thicker part of the neck below the bottle head. When done in a strong, smooth motion (it takes a little practice), the cork leaps out with a bang, the Champagne flows out, and the glass—propelled by the pressure— fragments fly forward, creating a veritable firework of bubbly. The severed bottle head with the cork is then customarily labeled with the date, to serve as a reminder of the celebration, or the trophy of a battle won.
Party like it's 1812 with you very own Grande Cuvee Sabre du Sommelier. Or present it to a friend.
- ColorsBlack Wood Handle
Stainless Steel Blade
17.5"L x 3.875"W x 1.625"H
— Champagne Sabre + Rubber Wood Box Gift Box
It weighs 9.7 oz. and is 16.5 inches.Does it come sharp?
No, all champagne sabres have dull blades. You can cut a cake with it but not much else.
Note: the tip of the blade is pointy so don't poke anyone with it. Safety first!
Shipping Availability— USA
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
Ships In2-3 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return