How To New use for large fixed blade

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by GronK, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    New to me, anyway. Watched a short video made by the current leader of the Tour de France of the team celebrating later. Out comes this big knife and "pop" goes the cork. Had to search YT for this demo video.
  2. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Excellent! A legitimate reason to carry a large blade.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  3. jacksterp

    jacksterp Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Love Le Tour and this demo.

    But, I believe I would simply 'unscrew' the cork.
  4. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I think that is wise jacksterp when this trick goes wrong it’s ugly.

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  5. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Even better! This guy was a real moron.

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  6. gadunz


    Dec 4, 2012
    Sabrage /səˈbrɑːʒ/ is a technique for opening a champagne bottle with a saber,[1] used for ceremonial occasions. The wielder slides the saber along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour. The force of the blunt side of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle. One does not use the sharp side of the blade. The cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck
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  7. Dean51


    Aug 30, 2014
    I have to wonder how many people have swallowed glass after doing that :thumbsdown: stunt.
  8. JupiterPaladin


    May 4, 2016
    If you watch fail videos online you'll see lots of this same method except not successful ;)
  9. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    Champagne is under a lot of pressure. My guess is zero.

    My wife and her friends did this at a get together one weekend. All of them had to take a turn. A lot of drinking that weekend. :D
  10. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    I'm constantly surprised at how many bad knife use ideas exist... this is right up there with the worst.

    A champagne cork can be pulled/twisted off without any effort

    it's like the guy at work who insists on whipping out his medford/hinderer heavy folder to take plastic wrap off a box of chocolates... (even though the plastic wrap has a pulltab/strip to make it super easy)
  11. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015

    The best technique is to ease the cork out slowly so there is no pop and minimal foam. If the champagne is worth drinking, why waste it by letting ir spume over?
  12. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    :p I've tried this on both my boxed wine and plastic vodka bottles but got nothin' ! :rolleyes:
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  13. MtnHawk1

    MtnHawk1 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 22, 2019
    I hope these guys had a medic on standby.
  14. Mikel_24


    Sep 19, 2007
    Respect! Those pulltab/strips are evil!!!! I certainly agree with your coworker this time.
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  15. Natlek


    Jun 9, 2015
    And bottle of champagne :)
  16. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    If it is done properly the glass will break cleanly. Even if it isn’t the pressure of the champagne overflowing will wash away any glass pieces.

    Still it is advisable to check for any glass in the first few glasses poured.

    This is a great knife usage and tradition. It was used by Napolean’s troops to impress the local girls of the town they just “liberated.”
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  17. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
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  18. MtnHawk1

    MtnHawk1 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 22, 2019
    It would also be advisable to check for glass in the eyes, too.
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  19. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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  20. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015

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