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.
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.
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.
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.