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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-12-13 16:17
Subject: A very specialised implement
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That is a blade, made solely for opening champage bottles using a blade rather than a screw.

Quite why you can't use a proper sword, or alternatively a cleaver (as I have done), I don't know.

(Image courtesy of Wikipedia's article on Sabrage)
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Sarcasticia Nitpickerson
User: tisiphone
Date: 2009-12-13 16:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How elegant.
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User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2009-12-14 14:01 (UTC)
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I recall seeing a clip showing sabrage performed with the foot of an ordinary (-looking, at least) champagne flute, after which it was poured into the same (fully intact and non-broken) glass. I found that very impressive.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-12-14 14:11 (UTC)
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I suppose it is possible - though I'd be distinctly nervous about doing it without an armoured glove in case the stem snapped. The art is in providing a sharp impact to the point where the bottle's seam meets the base of the swelling at the bottle's top.
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