As explained by none other than Alton Brown.  Notice how the video combines historical context, the physics behind the process of “sabrage,” a pop culture reference (to the Hatori Hanzo), and a visual step-by-step tutorial.  Anyone in instructional design or technical communication needs to study this well.  And go locate a saber and bottle of champagne.


You might need to try it out a few times with a chef’s knife and a few cheap bottles of sparkling cider before you impress your party guests with feats of sabrage.  As Penn and Teller said in How to Play With Your Food, “Gods are never seen practicing.”