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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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.

Executing

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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Benefits of Drinking Champagne

Champagne is the only beverage where you can drink it by day or night without even identifying you as an alcoholic person. In fact, you can justify alcoholism thanks to such sweet desert. Champagne is a beverage that surprisingly provides more benefits you could ever imagine. Hence, the next time you drink a glass of champagne to your flute, by all means, tell your friends about its benefits. Below are the benefits of champagne which are indeed astonishing.

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Spatial Memory

According to studies, drinking champagne can improve your spatial memory. Spatial memory gives you the ability to recognise the place and the surroundings. It provides you better memory about the surroundings and even complex calculation. This benefit is important for older people. Signs of dementia disorder can occur during mid40s. Thanks to the benefit it provides, you can ward it off to enhance your spatial memory.

Less Calories

Compared to other alcoholic beverages like beer, red and white wines, champagne has fewer calories. When you pour out a flute of champagne, it only contains 80 calories. Unlike wine which has over than 120 calories per glass. If you want to celebrate and drink up while being conscious about sugar content, champagne would be your best option.

Healthy Heart

Both red and white wines are beneficial since they are made from grapes. Grape is an important antioxidant that avoids blood vessel damages and nerve disorder. The same goes with champagne. It is made from grapes that contain polyphenol antioxidants which are healthy for the heart. This helps you to reduce any heart problems including strokes.

Improves Memory

One of the most obvious champagne benefits is enhancing the memory. Stress it the number one cause of short-term memory loss. But research has shown that there are proteins found in the beverage are beneficial for short term memory. Drinking a glass of champagne can increase the memory by over than 200%. It also gives you a better ability of concentration. The protein contained from champagne can boost significantly to your brain.

Flavorful

Its flavor gives you delight whenever you drink a glass of champagne. Because of its sweet flavor, it provides a person with the sense of satisfaction whenever he or she drinks the champagne. No wonder why many people would prefer to open a glass of champagne during celebrating an occasion. In fact, an occasion would never be the same without a glass of champagne.

Brain Aging

The compounds contained in champagne can help and prevent brain aging. Of course, the grapes deserve all the credits for preventing such brain disorder.

Drink Moderately

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Researchers suggest a moderate and low intake of such beverage. A person can intake at least one or two glass in a week. It is good for the heart and blood circulation according to several health types of research. You can drink champagne in a day or even at night. The champagne contains minerals such as potassium, zinc, lithium, and magnesium.

Conclusion

Lucky there was a monk who discovered champagne accidentally in his wine cave. We can enjoy the drink together with its benefits.