This gift was a Change of Command gift for out going Color Guard commander for a Patriotic Linage society. A retired US Navy Captain who once commanded the USS Constitution in Boston, MA. He had told me when he was married in Gibraltar during his Navy career that they opened the champagne bottles with swords. This gift totally caught him off guard and he was very impressed with.
Beautiful high quality item. Was a gift and our friend loved it :)
I bought this saber and a case of sparkling wine (because I never sabered a champagne, I figured I'd mess it up the first few times). I posted the picture of the saber in the display case, with the white gloves for effect, on Facebook. Then, my once-a-year buddy, who happens to throw the "Key West Food and Wine Fest" (yearly, last week in January), saw it and said "Bring it!"
I said I was flying and I don't think the airlines would look kindly upon a saber! I said I'll pay for it, here is the site and you can even have it engraved. So he did. When I got there, I asked him if he got it and he said "Yes!" and without missing a beat, he said you need to saber a champagne, in front of the whole crowd. I am like, oh no, I didn't practice, this is gonna be embarrassing if I goof. Too bad I can't post pictures in the review!
Luckily, it went off without a hitch and it went perfectly! So 5 stars twice, one for mine (which still has not met the bottle), and one for "Key West Food and Wine Fest"!
I got this for our friends who are getting married with their last name and wedding date engraved on it. My order was processed so quickly and was shipped out the same day I ordered it- I was very surprised that it did. The Sabre itself is absolutely beautiful and I am so excited to give it to them. Would definitely get one for myself and my fiancé if we liked champagne more!!
Inspired to get a Sabre after our stay at the St Regis Goa resort. Beautiful and worked great for our New Year’s celebrations.