Made with a nails from a railroad following the St-Lawrence river, each Champagne saber is a unique creation. It is hammered and forged in a coal fire by Blacksmith Ben, a Canadian oenophile. The teeth of the Jolly Roger, symbol found on pirate flags, are made from the original H found on the nail, meaning "Hardened Steel" or "High Carbon" to signify the tougher nature of these reinforced train track spikes. The eye sockets and the nose were thereafter punched in by the craftsman.
How to saber a bottle of Champagne?
Simply hold the knife loosely, with your thumb well planted at the top of the junction between handle and blade. In a single smooth motion, slide the blade along the seam of the bottle until it strikes the neck. Any and all glass debris will be ejected by the pressurized content of the bottle.
Remember: the colder the bottle, the easier it is to saber. Make sure to test your technique in a safe environment first, always responsibly. There's nothing wrong with practicing on a few bottles of Prosecco before beheading a good Champagne!
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