abrage is the art of opening a champagne bottle using a sabre. Traditionally this is done for any event where champagne is served. Sabrage uses the edge of the blade to strike the weak point in the glass, causing the bottle rupture, sending the cork and top flying. When done properly there is no danger broken glass entering the champagne.
Sabrage has been used to mark the importance of events since the Napoleonic age. In France, when soldiers would come home from war they would be thirsty. Eager to get to the champagne that was being given to them, they devised a way to both hold the reigns of the horse and open the bottle of champagne. One soldier pulled out his sabre and cut open the bottle, others followed, and soon it was established as a tradition in France. Still practiced today, Sabre's Edge is your link to the romantic art of sabrage!