This is the most often used type of sword to open champagne bottles!
The old French tradition of the "Sabrage" cracking of champagne bottles has become a popular party gag, which you can now enjoy as well.
Instructions how to do it are easily found under google searchwords sabrage, champagne swords, etc.
A copy of the regular pattern ANXI French infantry hanger is offered with item No. P47; it was introduced as a standard weapon into many European states' infantries in the 19th century.
This is a shorter replica version of the French infantry sabre which is perfect as Champagne sabrage sabre.
It is said that in 1812 Napoleon used his sword to open a bottle of Champagne after a victorious battle. From then on this "art" was celebrated ceremoneously as "sabrage" amongst the gentry.
Our sword has a cast brass handguard and a curved steel blade 45 cms./17.5" long.
Total length of sword (blade in black leather scabbard with brass furniture):
total lenghs: 67 cm
Blade length: 45 cm
Weight : 1.1 kgs/ 2.3 lbs.
It is ideal for role play and display.