Obscure Object Of Desire

Obscure object of desire: Menu Champagne Sabre


The Menu Champagne Sabre is not a sword, rather a blunt, metal object designed to cleanly sabre a bottle of Champagne. (photo from Gizmodo)

You have probably heard of the “Art of Sabrage”, or in layman’s terms, opening Champagne with a sword. What you might not know is that you don’t need to use a sword, any hard object will do provided it strikes the annulus (top ring of the bottle) cleanly, and the blow follows through rather than stop at impact.

The Menu Champagne Sabre is a unique and stylish addition to the oenophile’s collection. It is designed to fit cleanly in the user’s hand and slide smoothly along the neck of the bottle. It is certainly not an item of pure utility (at $149 it is pretty superfluous), but if you are performing sabrage you are looking to maximize your style points in the first place.

If you do it right, it is really neat to watch.

If you are a dumbass who forgets to remove the cage, this happens:

(h/t Gizmodo)


8 responses to ‘Obscure object of desire: Menu Champagne Sabre

  1. OK for 149 you could buy an actual sabre or a very nice knife w/ a curve to it.

    My inner frat boy cries entrapment:

    “pop the cork”


    “If you do it right, it is really neat to watch”

    The still shot for the 2nd vid.

    The next video up on autoplay of said 2nd vid.

    An ultra specialized Euro-tool that looks like a . . .

    • My wife and I saw him at the Tennessee Theater a couple of years back. Knoxville Biscuit Festival. He was awesome.

      Tyler Florence headlined the next year and just used us as the live audience for his podcast while he talked to the Chef at Blackberry Farm. It was a total ripoff.

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