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Beautiful L’Ussaro sul Tetto Sword for Champagne Sabrage
Beautiful L’Ussaro sul Tetto Sword for Champagne Sabrage

Sword for Champagne Sabrage “L’Ussaro sul Tetto”


The Ussaro sul Tetto Champagne Sword is a prized knife, which is perfect for sabering champagne and sparkling wine. It is a sword from the Grandi Passioni collection, and it was designed by Coltellerie Berti. Its exclusive AISI 420 stainless steel blade is enriched with precious acid engravings, whereas the handle is made from black-polished plexiglas with brass rivets. The elegant wooden box features a magnetic case for the saber, that makes this exclusive item precious.

Napoleon used to take a bottle of champagne to the battlefield, in order to be ready to celebrate his victories. The «sabrage» is a technique coming from the way the Hussars (Napoleon’s light cavalry) would open the bottles of champagne by sliding the saber along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away. 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, with no splinters entering the bottle.

A spectacular yet complex technique requiring adequate expertise and tools. Thanks to the Ussaro sul Tetto Champagne Sword it will be easy to amaze your guests with a spectacular performance.

The knives are contained in a wooden casket, which is a perfect exclusive gift for an enthusiast wannabe chef. This set is part of the In Cucina Forgiati collection by Coltellerie Berti, which is located in the world famous town of Scarperia, in the heart of Tuscany, where it produces handmade knives. Every knife, from 1895 to today, has been entirely crafted by single artisans who sign it making each piece unique and exclusive.

Every single knife by Berti is entirely crafted by master artisans and initialed by its producer. Since 1895, this has been the distinguishing feature of Berti’s artisans who have always respected an old authentic tradition of high-quality Italian cutlery. Their headquarter is Scarperia, the world famous Knife District.

SKU: BER-199 Categories: , Brand:


Technical Specifications

Total knife Size: 49cm (blade length 36, 5cm).

Materials: Steel, Pelxiglass, brass.

Details: Acid engraving on the blade.

Origin: Handmade in Italy, in Scarperia (Tuscany).

Technical Features of Coltellerie Berti knives:

  1. They may be forged (plastic processing under heat) or laser cut (cold cutting of the blade) but the blades are always a single piece
  2. The steel used is made in Germany (X50CrMoV15 by Krupp) and has a high carbon content, conferring a high cutting capacity and duration. The steel used to make high quality knives is not 100 % stainless, since perfect stainlessness diminishes cutting capacity. This is stainless steel which can be washed, even in a washing machine,  but it can be stained. The best way to keep them perfect is washing by hand followed by immediate drying.
  3. Tempering involves both heating at 1055 °C and super-cooling at -80 ° C to ensure that the cutting capacity lasts the longest possible time.
  4. Handles are made of natural materials – horn or boxwood – or else of plastic. Plastic materials however are hand processed from a slab and not moulded.

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