Physics of Sabrage for using Champagne Sabre

You probably assumed that the technique of sabrage or sabering is all about the swing and the champagne sabre. Indeed, it is important that you should use the right tool when it comes to this unique way of uncorking the good wine.  Yet, there is much more behind the saber and the bottle itself. In fact, sabering is all about what is happening inside. There is a science particularly physics behind such art.

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How Sabrage Relates to Advertising?

In the world of business, many would agree that there is no advertising option which is too small or too large to explore. In fact, there are many ways on how to build your brand online and offline. Of course, as the man who runs the company, you probably did promotional personalized items for your customers. However, not because you gave them something, it does not necessarily mean that they are going to repeat the purchase or stay with your service.

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Limited Edition Champagne Sabre by Viper

Viper Mathusalem Damascus Steel, the Mona Lisa and the Veil of Sabre Manufacturing has existed during biblical times particularly the name itself which is the capital city of Syria. This is characterized by a distinctive blade patterns by the process of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. It is known to be the toughest blade ever made which is resistant to shattering during battle. In fact, according to many historians, it has its resilient edge, whereas even with strong force of impact, the blade sturdy and remains is sharpness.

Damascus blades


There are some authentic Damascus blades which were manufactured somewhere in the near east of India where the blades were imported. There are also a few founded from Sri Lanka. According to historians, the Arabs introduced the blade to Indian wootz steel to Damascus which were effective and irrefutable weapon from the third up to the 17th century.

The Undisputed

Until these days, this blade is unarguable, the undisputed saber ever made. The origin o the process how the blade was made is still unknown. In fact, there are modern attempts of Damascus blade replicas but somehow, because of the differences of materials sued, rediscovering the process is still unknown. There are many legends connected to this kind of blade. All in all, it is certain that the blade is made from the materials found in the table of elements.


Most of the modern blacksmiths believe that the blade produced closely enough to the welding technique that we all know today. Until these days, production is pretty much rare because of the process, materials used and the techniques to closely duplicate the original Damascus blade. Today, you can find the Viper Methusalem Damascus Steel not for thrusting but for champagne sabering. Call them crazy, but most of the champagne sabre enthusiast are willing to spend over than £600 just to have this rare product.


The Viper Methuselah Damascus Steel is made from Damascus steel and the handle is made from cocobolo wood. This one of a kind champagne sabre has also a beautiful pattern crafted from the small town of Maniago North East of Italy. If money is not an object, then you better get one for you since it is a limited edition with only 200 Damascus steel blade left from the market. Aside from the sabre, a high quality wooden box is also included.


Due to its toughness, the steel could not be engraved even with the use of laser technology. That’s how tough this blade is. But, it does not necessarily mean that it would spoil your personal touch, you can still do so to the wooden box. Oh, by the way, there are some researched based from the x-rays, whereas, they found materials like carbon nanotubes and cementite nanowires which are the result of the forging. This may put Thor’s hammer into shame.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab an authentic Methuselah Viper Damascus Steel Champagne sabre today  to be one of the few that keeps the king of the blade to their very own household as collection.

How Engraving adds Special Touch in Champagne Sabre?

Just like the saying, when gifting someone, it is not price but rather the thought that counts. There are pieces of stuff you can find from offline and online market today that are simple and affordable which can be priceless for someone. You can put your very own personal touch by engraving. It could be a simple message to your dad, the name of your significant other, an important date or number which is related for whosoever you gave. When expressing your deepest regards to your loved ones, a good way to do so is by getting it more personalised.

Champagne Sword / Sabre

For wine or champagne enthusiast, you can never go wrong with personalised sabre with engraving. It does not necessarily mean that you are going to buy the most expensive sabre you can find online. As mentioned, when gifting the thought is what matters most. When doing so, keep in mind three things. The champagne sabre or sword must be reliable, relatable and relevant. Reliable when it comes to sabering a champagne, relatable for anyone who loves champagne and when using this as gift, it must be relevant to the occasion.

Champagne Sabre Engraving

Champagne Sabre Engraving

Laguiole La Roque

Is probably the cheapest champagne sabre you can find on the market today. Though it is cheap, the quality from the craftmanship to the artistic factor can really make anyone and everyone be amazed about it. You have 40 maximum characters to be engraved to the blade with 2 text lines. This sabre is really brilliant and you can never go wrong with it. It can be delivered to you right next to your doorstep with 3-5 working days when you order now.

Berkel Corno di Bufalo

As the name implies, this magnificent sabre is authentically made from combination of steel and soft metal and its handle is made from buffalo horns. It has the maximum of 30 characters on 1 text line will be engraved at the blade. The engraving laser technology will take good care of the blade so you have nothing to worry about the quality of the font size, font style and the way how the texts were engraved. You also have the option of engraving the wooden display with the maximum of 3o characters in 30 text lines.

Fox Sciabola del Sommelier

Is a best seller and you no longer have to wonder why. Its stately looks what makes this one brilliant in so many ways. This beautiful masterpiece is produced from the North Eastern Side of Italy which is known as the best steel production in the world. It has a maximum of 40 characters of engraving with 1 text line to the blade. Along with the blade is a wooden box and a wooden stand that can also be engraved.

Viper Mathusalem Ulivo

Is the ultimate collection you or someone could ever had. Even though this is a pricey one, you can tell why by the way it looks and the materials. Its handle is made from authentic olive tree and its blade is made from durable steel.

How Champagne Sword is Made?

You probably sabrage online or might be at front of you when the chef shows his beautiful champagne sword while making sure that you are going to remember what he is going to do. Champagne sabering or sabrage might seem to be intimidating especially when you see someone holding a long champagne sword or saber. If you want to learn this kind of art, the first thing that you should remember as always is the secret is not because of the force but rather what is happening from inside.

Champagne Sword / Champagne Sabre

champagne sword

Sabres and swords were developed ever since man discovered how it can be useful in battle. There are many events where swords were mentioned in biblical times as well the history. Back then it was made for thrusting. But champagne sword or champagne saber is quite different. It is specially made for cutting the lip of the champagne’s bottle. When you look closer, you will see that the blade is blunt and therefore, it could not harm anyone. This is because you don’t need a sharp blade when doing the technique.

Note: Never use a regular kitchen knife when practising or executing the technique. You might be injured or someone would be if you are not careful about it. Moreover, it is not as effective the same way with an authentic champagne saber. Would you choose your car key when opening the tuna in a can? Of course, not. It is possible but can be risky. The same principle with sabrage. Only use a champagne saber or champagne sword when executing.

The Bottle


The different champagne bottle has their own different distinctive. Some are tough while some are pretty easy when sabering. In case that you are out of the budget when practising, you can always look for bubbly wine. It is cheaper but has the same chemical reaction inside.

How Does The Champagne Saber is Made?

Just like any knives, champagne sabres or champagne swords are made from the historical craft of artistry. It can be made from trial and error whereas constant experiment to produce stronger yet balanced effective tool or weapon is made. There are other elements added from the blade and the heat must be exactly the right temperature to fuse the metal together. It is made with aligned elements, molecules and crystallises steel to make the finest champagne blade ever. Through time swordsmiths developed and acquired technology by which the result became perfected. Until now, a good sword was not yet understood as the metallurgical science.

Laminated Construction

Laminated Construction of Champagne Sabres

Some blades are made from laminated construction and were produced by folding the steel over and over again. Sooner or later, it will be forged, welded at each fold for refinements. Champagne swords or sabers by whatever means of ways they were constructed, they are made with a very careful combination of soft iron and hard steel.

When executing the art of sabrage, no qualities is more important than its stiffness in order to create or to cut the lip of the bottle.

Easiest Way of Sabering Champagne

You probably heard or read in any article that sabering a champagne can be achievable without using the champagne sword or champagne sabre. This is actually wrong and you should not take the risk of doing so. Logically speaking, your kitchen or chef’s knife is made for cutting meat. While champagne sabre is specially intended for sabering. In layman’s term, yes you can use your door’s key when opening can goods, but this key is made to unlock your door. The same principle when it comes of sabering or sabrage, you may accomplish the art using chef’s knife, but you will notice that you will fail more often rather than succeeding. You are doing such art, the hard way.

Champagne Sabre


It is important to use the champagne sword or champagne sabre when executing this technique. One of the primary reason is the fact that the blade is made to cut the lip of the bottle. These blades are crafted and made from the finest knife manufacturers in the world. When you look closer, you will notice that the blade is blunt and has no sharp edges. Unlike ordinary kitchen knives, there is a chance that you can get wounded or you might hurt someone when sabering. The reason behind this is because of the fact that sabering does not require any sharp edges blade. The main reason is what really happens inside the bottle and that is its chemical reaction.

The Bottle



Another thing that you should be aware of is the condition of the bottle. Indeed, it is somewhat pricey to purchase bottles of while practising the art, therefore, you are looking for a cheaper alternative and bubbly wines can do the trick. But not all bottles are made the same and therefore, you might find that some bottles are different from another. It is important before anything else to make sure that the bottle is cold particularly the neck but not cold iced.

Getting Ready

Remember that sabering is an art and therefore, it is important not to rush things up. Essentially the key to success of sabering depends on the pressure inside the bottle. The first thing that you should do first would be wiping the bottle with a guest towel in order to make sure that the bottle won’t slip when holding it 45 degrees.


Now that you wiped the bottle and you can hold it properly, it is time for you to remove the wire supporting the cork. When doing so, it is important to put your thumb over the cork just in case. Then remove the foil and look for the seam of the bottle. This is where you are going to slide the blade towards the lip. Keep in mind that you don’t have to slide the blade like there’s no tomorrow. When you slide the blade, it would be just an extra force of what is happening inside the bottle.

You don’t have to be anxious about shards may somehow be included when you drink such a good wine. Because of the pressure, the tiny shards will simply get rid of. To make sure about that, allow the bubbles to flow.

Various Types of Champagne

So you are the type of guy who wants to collect champagne swords and sabers and boast them to your friends. There is nothing wrong being proud of yourself showing your collection. What’s wrong is if you could not execute the right way of champagne sabering or sabrage. Obviously, you also collect some of the finest champagne ever invented in this planet and most of the time you enjoy the luxury of drinking such good wine. In case that you are not aware of the different types of champagnes you can find on the market, the list below is for you.

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