iMac designer creates steel sabre for G.H. Mumm

British designer Ross Lovegrove has created a bespoke sabre for champagne company G.H. Mumm.

The sabre can be used both left and right handed and has been packaged in a sculpted Deluxe Case, containing both the sabre and a Magnum of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge.

Sabrage was the name given to the ceremonial act of removing a cork from a champagne bottle using a sword.

The technique was thought to have derived from the Napoleonic wars as a way of the French celebrating their military victories throughout Europe.

Blunt swords were seen as being most affective at removing the top of the bottle.

Lovegrove’s blunt, stainless steel sabre was designed with a curve at the pommel with a line of metal straightening towards the tip and the G.H. Mumm name.

The internationally acclaimed designer had worked on designs for the Sony Walkman and the iMac.

His work was exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York and Pompidou Centre in Paris, and Lovegrove has done work for companies including British Airways, Hermès and Cappellini.

Here is a video of Champagne World digital manager Adam Roney trying a spot of sabrage at Champagne Canard-Duchêne.

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iMac designer creates steel sabre for G.H. Mumm