Sabrage is a time honoured art and tradition started by the Cavalry officers in Napoleon’s army. It was just after the French Revolution and the sabre was the weapon of choice of the fearsome Cavalry – hence the word sabrage originates from the word sabre.
In those days the wire ‘cage’ around the cork was very tough and not easy to remove. After doing battle, the cavalry were hot, thirsty and also in a hurry to quench their thirst, which is what led to this impressive technique.
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